My name is Ryan Neuman, I am the new Upstream Conservation Leader at TTF. I am thrilled to be working at such an amazing organization and excited to see what the future holds. Growing up outside of Philadelphia along the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek, I developed a passion for all things water related. From 2010 until 2016, I spent time with Silver Lake Nature Center helping with their summer camp program, and ultimately interning for them in the summer of 2016. This is where I found my love for working with and connecting people to the environment.
From there, I spent time interning at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in 2017, where I gained a passion for birding, as well as a more in depth understanding of environmental education. As for schooling, I just finished up my last year at Albright College in Reading, PA this past spring, where I double majored in environmental studies and political science. While at school, I was also heavily involved with various clubs, and tutored students from many classes ranging from biology to history. This past year, I also spent time volunteering for Schuylkill River Greenways NHA in Pottstown, PA where I learned about the Delaware River Watershed Initiative.
When I’m not working, I love spending time outside. I enjoy fishing, kayaking, birding, and looking for salamanders.