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Ryan McDevitt

Ryan McDevitt

About Ryan McDevitt

Expedition Leader
You may also see Ryan in the following role(s): Expedition Coordinator, Logistics Coordinator, and Expedition Guide

Immersed in the high latitudes and surrounded by icebergs or tundra is not the first place you’d expect to find a native Floridian. Ryan's love for travel brought him to over fifty countries across six continents before discovering the wonders and wilds of the Polar Regions on an Antarctic expedition. He was bitten by the 'polar bug’!

Eager to continue spending time in these regions, Ryan joined the Quark team in 2017. He feels most at home while at sea aboard our expedition vessels and enjoys sharing with our guests his love for the remote wilderness and pristine beauty of the places we're fortunate to visit. When not onboard one of our ships, you'll likely find him roaming the forests and mountains of the Pacific Northwest, North America, spending time camping, kayaking and hiking.

Ryan attended the University of Florida, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, specializing in travel and tourism management. He now combines his passion for the outdoors with his years of experience in the hospitality field to his guiding with Quark.

On his first ride in a Zodiac, Ryan fell in love with these remote areas of the planet. He now looks forward to welcoming our guests onboard and watching as they experience the same awe and wonder.