From growing up in the epicenter of New York State apple production to driving some of the US’s most ambitious and industry leading cider programs, Ryan Burk has spent his life around apples and cider. He helped establish and lead Virtue Cider in Michigan and elevate America’s largest cider maker, Angry Orchard, taking the brand to new successes on both the national and local stage with the Innovation Cider House in Walden NY, where he focused on terrior driven ciders that have won awards around the world. As dedicated industry professional, Ryan has served on the board of the American Cider Association and is a founding board member of the Cider Institute of North America, the US’s premier science-based education platform. He has been recognized for his advocacy, innovation and collaboration by Imbibe 75 People to Watch, Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 and The Buena Cofradía de los Siceratores de Asturias. Ryan is now making cider under his own label as well as co-founding Feel Goods Company, a full definition innovation pipeline development studio bringing beverage brands to life across categories.