… grew up in Houston, spending lots of time in the surrounding areas like the beach and state parks. Ryan currently works at the Houston Zoo as the Public Relations Manager. The title sounds fancy, but he likes to tell people that he’s just a storyteller. His job allows him to use all sorts of media like videography, photography, blog posts, interviews, websites, etc. to connect people to nature and show how conservation initiatives are helping to save animals all over the world. For a while, Ryan lived out of a tent in the mountains of Colorado, sharing the wilderness as an outdoor educator. The silent hours spent observing wildlife in the back country helped solidify his appreciation of nature and conservation programs around the globe. Ryan holds a current Wilderness First Responder certification.