Ryan ZumMallen is the author of Slow Car Fast: The Millennial Mantra Changing Car Culture for Good, and the founder of Carrara Media. Most recently he served as senior staff writer at Trucks.com, and spent two years as associate editor of AutoMedia Solutions. He is also the former managing editor of the Long Beach Post.

He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and Los Angeles and earned a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism from California State University of Long Beach. His work has appeared in Road & TrackCar And Driver, Autoweek, The VergeSLAM MagazineAutobytel, The Long Beach Press-Telegram and others.

He lives with his wife and daughter in Long Beach, Calif., where he has served on the board of directors for the nonprofit organizations Leadership Long Beach and We Love Long Beach.