RyanRyan Carlson

After earning his B.S in Outdoor Education, Ryan served seven years as the Director of Wilderness Ministry for Ohio Wesleyan University and the Coalition for Christian Outreach. In addition to steep mountain adventures all over the world Ryan has led expeditions in the Wind River Range, Joshua Tree, the White Mountains, Florida Everglades and Wyoming’s Absorka Range. He is a Certifying Instructor for the Wilderness Education Association and Master Educator with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.

Ryan also holds certifications as a Wilderness First Responder, a Professional Climb Instructors Association Single Pitch Instructor and an ACA Canoe Instructor. Before moving to NC Ryan’s wife Annie served as Director of Experiential Education for a OH high school. Annie works with students at Montreat College and is a field instructor in the off season.