Ryan Fucs, BookMARK Driver
Ryan Fucs, BookMARK Driver

We are excited to introduce Ryan Fucs as the new BookMARK driver! We look forward to seeing what his attention to detail and willingness to jump right in and help will do for the Outreach Team.

How long have you worked with the County?
I just started working for the county close to a month and a half ago

Where are you from originally?
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

What are you most passionate about?
Learning, literacy, and humanism. And East European filmmaking, especially from the Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary.

Do you have a hobby?
Early last year I was awarded an artist microgrant, which has enabled me to learn all the ins and outs of film photography and film development. I enjoy shooting a variety of subjects, but I am especially drawn to street photography and candid portraiture.

When you were little, what was your dream job?
Detective. There’s still time.

What was the best part of your week/weekend?
Dancing with my girlfriend.

If your life was a song, what would the title be?
“(What a) Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke.

What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Grilled nopales (cactus paddles) or Tatarský Biftek (raw ground beef and raw egg on toast).

What’s your favorite TV Show?
Twin Peaks. Oh, and just one more thing: Columbo.

What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Film and books. Lots and lots and lots of books. I like to read a lot of different non-fiction, especially philosophy and sociology, but my fixation lately has been, fittingly, the relationship between money/credit/debt/commercialization and philosophy. And yet, it can’t seem to explain why I spend so much money on books.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?
The German word for “debt” (Schulden) is derived from the German root Schuld, meaning “guilt.”