Ryan Samanka

Ryan Samanka

Digital Media Producer + Visual Storyteller
Currently: Film Crew at Pickathon Music Festival
Location: Salt Lake City UT
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Hailing from rural Western Pennsylvania, where I developed into a rare breed of nerd, artist, athlete and musician — I opted to trade in my backwoods roots for the Steel City to pursue a career in digital media.

After six years of cultivating a solid foundation built upon a mastery of multimedia theory, strategy, tools and delivery systems — I found myself leaving the beloved city of Pittsburgh behind in favor of the marvelous mountain town of Park City, Utah.

As a digital media producer and visual communicator, I have spent nearly a decade creating award-winning content with a focus on outdoor recreation, music, sports, arts and entertainment. Having worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from documentary storytelling, live television, video production, podcasting and photography — to print, design, social media and advertising — I possess a versatile skill set which allows me to adapt and grow among the ever-expanding universe of multiplatform media industries.

Currently based in downtown Salt Lake City, I strive to surround myself with extraordinary people. I'm constantly exploring how I can apply my efforts to help make a positive social impact on the communities in which I'm involved.

Work Experience



Interests & Groups

  • Outdoor recreation
  • sports
  • bicycles
  • motorcycles
  • social enterprise
  • music
  • sustainability
  • Skiing
  • biking
  • motorsports
  • water sports
  • baseball
  • football
  • hockey
  • running
  • Impact Hub Salt Lake Social Media Club of Salt Lake City

Education History





Owner, Malakye.com  
Product Line Manager  
marketing event manager  
Marketing | Branding | Analytics  
Revenue Management, Marketing Professional  
Sponsorship/Event Manager  
Business Development Manager - Outdoor & Bike  
Business Development - Surf, Skate & Snow  
Video Producer