As the finale of Van Horn Public Library and the Pine Area People for the Arts’ fourth annual One Town, One Title event series, all area residents are invited to attend a discussion led by Olmsted County Parks Superintendent Tom Ryan on Tuesday, March 1st. Mr. Ryan and a special guest will guide us through a conversation about survival, natural history and creatures of the night. The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 109 3rd St SW, Pine Island.
Tom Ryan has been the Olmsted County Parks Superintendent since 2007. After obtaining degrees at the University of Minnesota Crookston and Winona State University, he spent 23 years as an Interpretive Naturalist/Outdoor Educator at Oxbow Park/Zollman Zoo and for 19 years was the director of that facility.
A life-long reader, Ryan is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys birding, hiking, and camping. He was the outdoor columnist for Rochester Post-Bulletin from 1997-2007. As well as being a sportsman who enjoys hunting and fishing, he is a Firearms Safety Instructor and a recently retired Firefighter.