Operations DirectorRyan has been apart of the Center for the Arts team since moving to Crested Butte in 2016. Originally from the magnificent hills of the Ozarks in Missouri and Arkansas, Ryan graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2011 with a bachelors in business with a primary focus on financial and investment management. During his tenure in Fayetteville, Ryan was heavily involved working and managing several significant events in the northwest Arkansas area including the Wakarusa Music Festival, the Walton Art Center, as well as being a co-founder of the Crowne Group, a staging and production company. As a manager for these events, Ryan oversaw all aspects of event management, hospitality, the booking of musical performers, event staffing, as well as bar management. During his time in Fayetteville, he has had the opportunity to work with several well established musicians and Broadway performers.
Here at the Center for the Arts, Ryan is the Operations Director. His primary roles include managing our events and rentals, overseeing of box office operations, staffing for the events, and managing our bar.
When Ryan is not working, you can find him all over the valley. You might find him fly fishing some of the best waters in the Gunnison Valley, exploring mountain roads in his old Land Cruiser, hanging with friends around town, playing with his pup named Buddy, and watching Arkansas football games in the fall. Woo Pig!