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Ryan Smith, Chair of the Provisional Governing Board (he/they)

Ryan Smith is a co-founder of Fire & Ice Heathenry, has been a practicing Pagan since his teens with over fifteen years of experience in inclusive and anti-racist Heathen spirituality, and has extensive involvement in confronting far-right and white nationalist organizing.  He is the author of The Way of Fire & Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism and Spinning Wyrd: A Journey Through the Nordic Mysteries, has contributed to Bringing Race to the Table: Exploring Racism in the Pagan Community and No Pasaran: Antifascist Dispatches from a World in Crisis anthologies, and presented talks and rituals at Pantheacon, the Gathering Paths presented by Between the Veils, Hexenfest, and Many Gods West.  

Ryan is a skald oathed to Odin and has strong relationships with Thor and Jord.  He is the host and producer of a Heathen podcast, the Wayward Wanderer, which is available at wherever you get your podcasts.  He also has a PhD in modern economic & social history which he uses for conducting research on more sustainable ways of organizing our economies and society.

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