Ryan, a.k.a. Scoop, has been a newspaper journalist for more than 20 years, first working for his hometown paper in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, then at The Daily News in Greenville. He has lived in the Greenville area for more than 10 years. Scoop, who rejoined the Flat River Museum Board in 2023 after a few years of hiatus, has a passion for local history, having also served on the Michilimackinac Historical Society, helping it publish an Images of America book based on historical photos of St. Ignace, and is currently writing a historical fiction book. “I’ve always been fascinated by history, especially local history, because I love seeing where we came from and how communities like Greenville developed. Being able to connect to the past really shows you how we got to where we are today.” Preserving that past, he said, is important to teach current and future generations, which is one of the biggest reasons why he joined the FRHS board.
Ryan Schlehuber, 2024