Where Are They Now: Ryan Miske
Ryan Miske served as national vice chief in 1996. Before his election, Ryan
was a two-term lodge chief of Tonkawampus Lodge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a
two-term chief of Section C-1. After completing his term as national vice chief,
Ryan recruited and led a youth team that revitalized the National Bulletin. With
the support of the national OA committee, he also led the effort to create the
National Service Award. At the 1998 National Order of the Arrow Conference in
Ames, Iowa, Ryan received the Distinguished Service Award for his years of
service to the Order.
Ryan was also a key player in launching the OA Trail Crew program at Philmont
Scout Ranch. He served as a foreman during the summers of 1995 and 1996. In
1997, he served as director of the program.
In 1999, Ryan graduated magna cum laude with distinction in political science
from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. After graduation, Ryan worked as
a distribution manager at McMaster-Carr Supply Company outside Chicago. After
working for three years, Ryan decided to earn a law degree and is currently
enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Ryan, along with Whit Culver, was an adviser to the new and very successful
Philbreak program at Philmont Scout Ranch for spring 2003. Additionally, Ryan
now serves as the vice chair of the OA Museum and Archive committee, responsible
for museum merchandising.
Regarding the Indian Summer event, Ryan says, "The many Arrowmen willing to
travel to beautiful Carolina is a true indication of the high value we place on
American Indian traditions."