Ryan Jones grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma and spent his youth exploring outdoor spaces. He regularly enjoyed camping, hiking, climbing, fishing and paddling, and his passion for the outdoors was solidified from a young age.
He attended college at Oklahoma State University, and upon graduation he planned to open a kayak tour/guide service. While working on the project, he was recruited to manage a local kayak shop where he fell in love with working in the outdoor industry.
A customer at the shop convinced him to travel to South Florida, and after catching a sailfish out of a kayak…he decided to move to Ft. Lauderdale. For the next three years, he soaked up all the saltwater had to offer, and will always have fond memories of his time there.
Ryan is now back to his roots in Oklahoma. As a manufacturer’s rep, he gets to continue his adventures and travel outdoors. He is experienced in backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, cycling, camping, paddlesports, paddleboards, archery and fishing, and has definitely found his calling!