Ryan was born and raised in Leadville, Colorado. His parents are avid hunters and started packing Ryan along on their hunts when he was just 11 months old. Ryan was raised in the very mountains that Halfmoon Packing and Outfitting hunts. In his early twenties, Ryan travelled to Alaska, where he lived for over four years. While in Alaska, he hunted almost every species Alaska has to offer. Ryan is also a working cowboy, running a horse training business and cattle company with his wife Andi. Together they have served as ranch foreman’s on large working cattle ranches and have hunted throughout Wyoming, Alaska, and Colorado. Whether you prefer to hunt archery or rifle, Ryan’s familiarity with these mountains will be a great benefit.