Ryan Mallery

Professional experience:  Founder of Big River Real Estate, a commercial real estate private equity fund sponsor and manager based in Minneapolis

Education:  B.B.A. Real Estate and Urban Land Economics; University of Wisconsin–Madison

Member of the board and supporter of FMR since:  Boardmember since 2016, supporter since 2008

Board committee:  Land Conservation

Relevant affiliations:  Trout Unlimited, Ruffed Grouse Society, American Woodcock Society, Ducks Unlimited

Hobbies:  hunting, fishing, skiing (water and snow), biking, squash, music, time with family

Interesting book:  "The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend," by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Favorite Mississippi River location: The River Gorge right out in front of our Southeast Minneapolis home

Favorite animal:  Bald eagle

Last memorable vacation:  Skiing in the Rocky Mountains of Montana

Favorite music:  I like a lot of different music, both genres and artists. A couple favorite genres are Americana and Country Western (the old “outlaw” stuff is best… Willie, Waylon, Johnny … you know the type).

Conservation/Environmental heroes:  Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir