With a personal passion for the outdoors and an extensive conservation easement background, Ryan has dedicated his career to finding the balance between the economic, environmental and political stresses that farm and forest communities face. The Fire Tower exemplifies projects that find that balance. Ryan is the Executive Director of the Watershed Agricultural Council and is an area native and eco-business owner. Naatz holds degrees in Environmental Science and Geography, with several specialized business certificates. In his free time, you’ll find him with his family in East Meredith NY rehabbing a 200 acre dairy farm, on the water at Goodyear Lake, wandering in the woods, hiking Bramley Mountain, or pursuing a number of property investments.