Outdoor Leadership Director
Ryan grew up outside New York City, always dreaming of the great outdoors. He followed his passion for snowboarding to central Vermont to attend Castleton University where he found Rock Climbing and got a B.S. in Health Science minoring in Natural Science. After graduating from Castleton, Ryan traveled West for a NOLS Semester for Outdoor Educators. There, he received certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace- Master Educator, and Rec. Avalanche 1. When he returned from NOLS, he was promoted to Assistant Manager of the regions two rock climbing facilities and guiding service. After spending 25 years in the North East, Ryan made the journey West and settled here in Nederland. For two years, Ryan worked for ABC Kids Climbing in Boulder, and he has been with Teens Inc. Since 11/2016.