Ryan hails from the landlocked state of New Mexico and has happily acclimated to life in the PNW over the last 10 years. With a background in community organization and program development, he works the Oregon Chapters to create and run successful campaigns and programs. As our Oregon Field Coordinator, he promotes ocean protection, addresses marine debris and works to improve water quality through State agencies and local organizations. He’s taken his love for surfing and philanthropy beyond Surfrider by co-founding Warm Current, a free surf camp promoting personal development for underserved youth in WA and OR. He loves the simple things in life and enjoys surfing, fishing and working on old cars.