Your Snaplands Team
Snapland’s founder, Ryan White, M.S., is a rangeland specialist. His vision for working landscapes comes from over 20 years of professional work in grassland restoration and ecological accounting projects for ranches, farms, NGOs, and government agencies. His work in land management and consulting has actively influenced the management of over a million acres.

He is a trained carbon accountant holding a M.S. in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting from Colorado State University. He is also a certified Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Smithsonian Scientific Illustrator, and rangeland EKG-Pro specialist. Snaplands is one of the most active regenerative rangeland monitoring groups in the country today.

Ryan raises four children with his wife Bethany in northern Colorado. In his spare time he enjoys gardening and painting plein air artworks of the farms, ranches, wildlife, and people he works with.

Neal Swayze, M.S., is a spatial analyst and drone pilot expert. He specializes in forestry and rangeland field monitoring, both on the ground and in the air. Neal is a licensed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle drone pilot with flight time throughout the west. He uses 2D and 3D remote sensing data processing software for ecological reports and research.

In the past, the Natural Heritage Society, Colorado State University, and NASA’s Development Team in Fort Collins, CO have used his services. Some of his work commonly entails large-scale mapping for land classification, rangeland monitoring, estimating forest biomass, monitoring wildlife habitats, rangeland plants, and wildfire. Neal has a master’s degree program in Forestry Sciences at Colorado State University’s Department of Forestry and Rangeland Stewardship.

Skyler Smith graduated from Colorado State University as magna cum laude of his class with a focus in land restoration. He serves as Snaplands’ rangeland monitoring technician and data quality manager. As a native Coloradan he is passionate about conservation and restoration. He brings a scientific knowledge about the plant communities and land restoration out west.

Skyler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and a minor in Restoration Ecology. He brings exceptional professionalism to his field work. In his down time, he is frequently backpacking in the Rocky Mountains and finding good reason to travel and explore outdoors.

Richie Hum, M.S., is a conservation field ecologist for Snaplands. He specializes in ecological monitoring surveys, specimen-based botanical collections, and integrating GIS technologies into our field work and reports. Richie likes to ask pertinent ecological questions that help us better understand how plant communities and biodiversity are changing in a complex world. He is passionate about working with others to help discern the health of an ecosystem and the services it provides.

Born and raised in Colorado, Richie is intimately connected to the mountains and plains of the Colorado Plateau. He obtained his master’s degree from Appalachian State University where he developed a fondness for the flora of the Southern Appalachians. As an avid rock climber with a penchant for large boulders, he is often found hiding within the talus fields of the Colorado alpine.

Sylvia Hsu’s passion is maximizing the improvements of food production and food systems at large. She is an international carbon accountant and remote sensing specialist.

Her proficiency in geological, chemical, and biological processes aid in her statistical modeling software and carbon accounting. These results are used in a variety of company strategies and management feedback reports. Sylvia also consults operations and organizations to reach their climate objectives, quantifies soil carbon stocks, carbon sequestration rates, and greenhouse gas emissions related practices.

Her Masters from Colorado State University in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting compliments our practical monitoring feedback to managers. Her talents provide vetted methods and standards to back our client’s ecological accounting needs and claims.