Ryan Clouse was raised in Winchester, Virginia and continues to reside there with his wife and twin daughters. His family operates a choose and cut Christmas tree farm. Ryan graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Horticulture, Ag Economic, and Management. He now works for MidAtlantic Farm Credit with over 20 years of lending experience in the crop, livestock and rural home community in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. His community involvement includes community services board member, church finance committee and board member, participation in the greens industry organizations, and Extension school programs.