Ryan Callaghan grew up in Montana where he became an avid outdoorsman. In his early years he worked variously as a carpenter, bartender, student and hunting, fishing and rafting guide. Ryan gave up this seasonal lifestyle in 2011 to become the first full-time employee of the then start-up hunting apparel company, First Lite. Working with founders Kenton Carruth and Scott Robinson, he firmly established conservation and hunting ethics in the core of company’s business philosophy. In Ryan’s current position as the director of public relations, he coordinates with wildlife and public lands advocacy groups and is constantly working to move the entire hunting industry towards a stronger conservation ethic.