Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing, foraging and exploring the woods and waters of the New Hampshire and southern Maine Seacoast. Other interests include woodworking, gardening, permaculture and natural movement fitness. He grew up in southern New Hampshire and enjoyed exploring the White Mountains on skis and in hiking boots as a teenager. He studied Economics and Finance in College and had a short career in corporate finance before discovering a passion for foraging, tracking and survival skills. His path took him to Maine Primitive Skills School where he was an apprentice and then an instructor from 2017 to 2019. While mentoring students at several summer camps he discovered the joy of sharing nature with children and has come to White Pine to continue growing as a nature mentor. Ryan is a Wilderness First Responder, Certified Permaculture Designer, and runs the group Seacoast Nature Connection.