Ryan Launder

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Ryan Launder leaning against bouldersRyan was born and raised in Ohio.  He is a Marine veteran (‘94-01), which is how he landed in California.  He and his wife, Melissa, have been married 23 years.  They have no kids, but are the parents of 3 cats. 

Long distance trail running is Ryan's biggest hobby.  He's enjoyed running most of his adult life and ran his first marathon in 2010.  He's completed several races since from 5k's to 100 miles.

Besides running, Ryan loves movies, road trips, and live music.  He sings and plays trumpet in the band at church.  He's also in search of the world’s greatest donut.