Alpine Hammock

Mike Brown & Ryan Product + Startup Made in NC, used around the world Founded 2012 From a neat idea and two successful Kickstarter campaigns sprung a design journey that would throw Ryan and Mike into the business side of gear and provide a unique and complex educational journey through fundraising, marketing, manufacturing, business leadership, patents…

Ice Climbing Backpack

Gear Upcycled Ice Climbing Pack 2012, Just for fun Unemployment and an upcoming ice climbing trip pushed Ryan to finally get all his stubborn opinions about the perfect climbing pack vetted in the form of a prototype made from upcycled windsurfing sails. A rugged, featured and fresh looking pack rises from a trashed wind surfing sail and lives…

Austin Healey Restoration

Built Ryan's family garage, Durham NC 2003-2007, Just for fun Ryan, his sister and his dad almost completely disassembled a 1963 Mk III Austin Healey and to the surprise of the neighbors, got it back together, fixed and running reliably. It was an experience rich with mentorship, instruction and logical, problem-solving thinking. The story of how…