Ryan Hughes Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Ryan Hughes is a surfer, hunter, fly-fisherman, and all around outdoorsman. He is a senior journalism student at University of Nevada, Reno. Ryan writes for several websites, including theinertia.com and liveoutdoors.com. He was recently acquainted with river-surfing during a summer internship in Boise, Idaho. He hopes to spend his next summer in Missoula, Montana, surfing and fly-fishing.