Ryan Kooiker, Iowa Field Coordinator
Ryan graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources Ecology and Management. He started with the Conservation Corps in 2016, as a crew member in Ames, Iowa and is currently the crew leader of the NPS Roving crew based out Springfield, Missouri. His passion for natural resources started as a young man hand-harvesting native prairie seed and pulling invasives for local landowners. As an avid outdoorsman, his hobbies include hunting, fishing, kayaking, and underwater basket weaving. Ryan is excited to start a new chapter as a staff member with Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa!