Ryan serves as the Education Specialist for the Rivers2Lake Education Program. In this role Ryan is working to facilitate and enable classroom teachers to get their students outside and engaged in authentic learning about the St. Louis River Estuary and Lake Superior Basin. Ryan holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a master of environmental education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has been involved in education since 2011. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys running, hiking, climbing, kayaking and spending time with his partner, Sara, and son, Everett.