Ryan Davis received his bachelor's degree in forestry at Pennsylvania State University and his master's degree in forest ecology at Utah State University. He currently serves as the arthropod diagnostician for the Utah Plant Pest Diagnostic Lab, Utah State University Extension. His primary role is serving as the School Integrated Pest Management project leader, emphasizing control of urban pests in sensitive environments. In his free time, Ryan likes to ski, camp, run, bike, and play hockey. He especially enjoys pickin' bluegrass music.