Photos by Seth Leinbach.
Education- Business Marketing from University Wisconisn-Oshkosh
Origin: Franklin, WI
Ryan first picked up a camera around 10 years ago, shooting photos and videos of friends on a small point and shoot camera at the local ski hill. Gaining inspiration from professional skiers on Youtube, it was a constant progression. Each year as his group of friends progressed as freestyle skiers so did his skills behind the lens. The passion for sliding on snow is still there, but the adventures are far greater. 10 years later Ryan has traded in the small front yard hill for mountains and point and shoot camera for a professional grade DSLR. Ryan specializes in shooting Landscapes, Action Sports, Portraits, Weddings and Drone Photography.
Ryan is passionate about the outdoors and spends a lot of time traveling across the vast landscapes of the western Untied States. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, he is an avid mountain biker, runner, hiker. He has a can do attitude and enjoys the challenges of working and playing in some of the harshest conditions. If you are looking for someone that doesn't mind a little bit of hard work, you might want to talk to Ryan.
Relevant Work Experience
Marketing Coordinator- Schmitz Ski Resorts 2016-Present
Schmitz Resorts operates three small ski areas in central and southeastern Wisconsin. Nordic Mountain, Little Switzerland and The Rock Snow Park. In my role as a marketing coordinator I co-manage our social media platforms, weekly newsletters, event coordination, content generation and remain involved in strategic planning for marketing the three ski hills.
Mountain Operations and Snow Grooming- The Rock Snow Park 2017-Present
In addition to my marketing role at the resorts, I am involved with day to day operations. Primary roles include snowmaking, snow grooming, maintenance on equipment and safety inspections.
Grade Setter and Operator- Musson Brothers inc. 2014-Present
I started working heavy highway construction the day after I graduated high school. It was a great means of paying for school and it turned into a passion of mine. Primary roles include working directly with the equipment operators and engineers to bring the plan to life. Excavation, grading and site management are aspects that goes into construction projects and I have learned valuable management practices in my 4+ years in the field.