Specialty: Multi-Sport Athlete, Coach & Trainer
Hometown: Joplin, Missouri
Why he is excellent: Ryan is a force of nature in the World of outdoor sports and pursuits. He has 20 years of experience in canoe and kayak exploration, which has taken him across Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. He is an active hiker and runner, competing in distance races as long as 50k, and has also found time to compete and win in scuba diving competition.
In addition to his athletic achievement, Ryan is a heavily experienced coach and trainer. A certified personal trainer, swim instructor and strength & conditioning coach, he works with individuals and groups at multiple locations across Missouri and Kansas.
But his main passion is SUP. With a focus on distance and exploration, in 2016 Ryan will be attempting the Missouri River 340, a grueling river race over the astonishing 340mile course.
Combining all of this expertise, he and his wife Hannah have developed multiple SUP fitness classes, including SUP yoga for Ozarks Paddle boards. They continue to inspire through their achievements and coaching.