Ryan hails from southern Arizona. He has been rafting since 2006, when his father acquired a winter Grand Canyon permit and bought a beaten up bucket boat raft after suffering a knee injury that left him unable to enjoy backpacking. Ryan has participated in and led several raft expeditions through the Grand Canyon National Park, and rowed the Salt River Canyon in Arizona, Desolation and Gray Canyons on the Green River in Utah, the Lower Salmon in Idaho, and eastern Oregon’s Grande Ronde. In 2018, seeking a change from the desert heat and yearning for more water to hone his boating skills in, Ryan took a job at Paradise Lodge on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River. He immediately fell in love with the Rogue’s mysterious charm. He is excited to spend his debut season as a professional guide with Morrison’s! When he isn’t rafting or trying to master his kayak roll, Ryan is exploring and taking in Oregon’s beautiful backcountry, enjoying coffee and polemical non-fiction, or expanding his culinary skills.