Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Years of Experience: 7 years
Home River: Chattooga
Achievements: Grand Canyon Self-Support Kayaking Trip
Sponsors: Kokatat, Astral
Ryan graduated from Transylvania University with dual degrees in Anthropology and Sociology. After raft guiding during his summer breaks, Ryan joined the NOC team full-time following graduation. During the summer, Ryan is a Head Guide on the Chattooga River, and in the winter, Ryan helps lead NOC's guide recruiting efforts. Ryan most recently returned from a self-support Grand Canyon kayaking trip. When he isn't rafting, Ryan enjoys all sports, reading, music and kayaking. His favorite NOC adventure is high-water Chattooga River trips.
Ryan Made Our Trip
By: Jeffery W.
My guide was Ryan, he was very knowledgable about the river and area. His priority was our safety first, then fun. Ryan made our trip great. Erin, the leader of the group was very friendly, courteous and again very aware of all the rafts' safety. Both Ryan and Erin are great assets to NOC.