Ryan attended Oregon City High School and was a three-year varsity lettermen in basketball and baseball. He was an all-league selection in both sports and is the all-time leader in 3-pointers in a season (82) and 3-point percentage in a season (46.7%) at OCHS. He went on to attend Lewis & Clark College and graduated in 2006 with a BA in Economics. As a basketball player for Lewis & Clark, he was a four-year letter winner, a three-year starter, and was twice selected to the NWC All-Conference Team. He holds Lewis and Clark and Northwest Conference Records for 3-pointers made in a game (12) and season (99), and is second all time in a career (299).
In 2008, after a two-year stint in commercial real estate, he returned to Lewis & Clark as the strength and conditioning coach for the men’s basketball team. It was during this time he realized his passion for athletic performance training. After four years with the team, he continued on to work at TWIST Sport Conditioning Center and has worked with athletes of all ages and levels, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Gabe Miller. He is passionate about taking athletes to the next level in their sport. Ryan currently resides in Tigard and spends most of his free time on the golf course, basketball court, and softball field.