Luke is a native to the Rocky Mountain Front. Raised in Choteau, MT he grew up camping and recreating outdoors with family and friends. In 2012 Luke graduated from Montana State University earning a degree in Fish and Wildlife Management. Luke still enjoys spending more time outdoors rather than inside and says the toughest part of his job is watching MOHAB crews leave him in the dust while he is back holding down base camp. On his days off Luke can most likely be found knee deep in any of the various trout waters around the state. Luke is also the Conservation Programs Manager for the Boone and Crockett Club.
Ryan Jordan founded Backpacking Light in 2001 and has since been on a mission to revolutionize how Scouts enjoy the backcountry – lighter, farther, faster, safer, and with a lot more fun! Ryan is an Eagle Scout, Philmont alumni, and the former High Adventure Program Director for the Silver Marmot High Adventure Program at Camp Parsons (Chief Seattle Council) – the oldest high adventure program in the country. Ryan is a licensed fly fishing, packrafting, and wilderness trekking guide in the State of Montana, a former Scoutmaster with Troop 676 in Bozeman, and the Montana Council High Adventure Committee Chair. Ryan holds a Ph.D. in biofilm engineering from Montana State University, and has lived in Montana with his wife, Stephanie and son, Chase, since 1995.