Ryan Butler- Outdoor Adventure Leadership
Hello There! My name is Ryan Butler and I am an Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) major.
I am from Reading, Pennsylvania, not too far from Philadelphia. Rock climbing is my favorite thing in world, followed by hiking, slack lining, playing music, and spending time with close friends or finding a place to enjoy the quietness of being alone.
I discovered this major just by searching through the Ithaca website and finding the Immersion 2008 video. As soon as I was done watching, I said to myself, “Yes. That is what I want to do.” I had always loved the outdoors and never knew I could get a degree to let me be outside and teach and share with people the same love that I have.
The program here at Ithaca is awesome. I love our small department because you get to know every teacher, and have classes with a lot of the same people which makes the learning environment a lot more comfortable. We also have a ton of opportunities for field experience that gives us the knowledge and skills we need to be able to perform and lead in any condition.
If you have any questions about me, the area, the major, or anything at all please feel free to email me and I’ll do my best to respond quick! See you out there!