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Ross Draper is a born and raised islander who has spent much of his childhood hiking and exploring every inch of beauty that Block Island has to offer. His family has been in the hospitality industry for over 40 years and own Block Island resorts (Manisses Hotel, 1661 Inn, Justin's Animal Farm and The Oar Restaurant). He is very passionate about conserving all of the amazing and unique qualities of Block Island for future generations to experience. After graduating from Block Island High School, Ross attended Elon University where he received his BA and licensure in K-12 education. His passion for volunteering, teaching and traveling has led him to spend the past few winters working on his property and house in Costa Rica and volunteering at a local sloth and monkey rehabilitation center; living, working and volunteering in St John, USVI, and also working in Boston at an art studio focussing on his pottery and photography. Along with his exciting new career working with Lila Delman, he is now the general Manager of his family's restaurant "The Manisses" and will also be selling artwork at the local farmers market every Wednesday.