Ryan Van Bibber

Ryan Van Bibber

location-pin Santa Fe, NM

Expertise: Sustainability, painting, landscaping, home maintenace

Ryan Van Bibber

  • Edited award-winning features for national publications
  • Created the Family Handyman Approved product testing initiative

Experience

Ryan Van Bibber, the executive editor for Family Handyman, is a career journalist with more than two decades of experience in the industry. He's been DIY'ing since he was a kid, learning from his father who was a carpenter and general contractor. Ryan has a natural curiousity to learn how things work and how to make them work better. That spirit has guided his career his own DIY journey as a homeowner. He specializes in the areas of painting, sustainability, and basic home maintenance. Through his career, Ryan covered the NFL for more than a decade, edited award-winning features, worked as a senior editor at Outside magazine as well as writing and editing buying guides and product reviews for national publications.

Education

University of Wyoming, B.S. History; Missouri State University, Media & Communication Masters Program

Family Handyman Editorial Policies


For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.

Articles

How To Use an Electric Planer

An electric planer shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled into one.

10 Handy Gardening Tips for Busy People

Love to garden but short on time? Here are some tips that will help you plant, water and weed more efficiently.

7 Tips for Hanging Drywall Like a Pro

Follow these tricks for a faster, trouble-free installation.