Tenure at CBF- March 2017- Present
Education- B.A in Environmental Studies from King’s College
Prior Experience: Ryan grew up in Mountain Top, PA but his attraction to the Susquehanna River started at his family cottage in Tunkhannock, PA. After graduating in 2013 from King’s College with an environmental studies degree, Ryan moved to the Southern Outer Banks where he worked at Sound to Sea Environmental Education Center teaching ecology lessons about beach, sound, maritime forest, and pond habitats as well as working with birds of prey. From the Emerald Isle, Ryan moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he taught Earth and Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science for ninth to twelfth grade at Lake Norman Charter School. Following working there he moved to Baltimore where he worked at the National Aquarium working as an educator giving educational talks about exhibits and organisms. In Baltimore, Ryan also worked for the Patterson Park Audubon Society as part of the Audubon Watershed Experience (AWE) educating high school students about the importance of the health of the Chesapeake Bay through testing water quality, seining, and performing a community service project in their neighborhoods. Ryan’s passion for the Susquehanna River led him back to Pennsylvania as part of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as co-manager of the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program (SWEEP). Ryan is thrilled to be given the opportunity to teach and educate local students about the very valuable aquatic ecosystems that sparked his interest as a child. When not paddling for work Ryan can be found enjoying the outdoors fishing, hunting, or playing sports.
Favorite Quote: “You must give the river the kindness, you would give to any brother” – Chief Seattle