Ryan graduated from Ft. Myers High School and obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Central Florida. He continued his education obtaining his MBA from the University of West Georgia.

He enjoys playing with his pets, two dogs and a cat, during his down time. Ryan has a psychological service dog named Winston. Ryan also spends his time volunteering with Animal Refuge Center (ARC) and Cat Tails and More in Ft. Myers.

Ryan loves traveling and has lived in Seoul, South Korea and Braunschweig, Germany. He is fluent in German and participates in German-American clubs and festivals here in the Southwest Florida area.

Most recently, Ryan worked at Preferred Apartment Communities (APT) as Executive of Sales and Marketing. Ryan has over 10 years in the student housing, multifamily housing and section 8 housing. He specializes in pricing, budgeting, digital marketing and much more. Ryan also serves on an Advisory Board for an international marketing firm located in Austin, TX and Toronto, Ontario.

He was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder (meaning Schizophrenia and Bipolar 1) and his life as he knew it changed forever. With the help of HOPE Clubhouse, his caregiver, inpatient hospital stays, therapy and a great medicine cocktail he has made a 180 in his struggle with his mental illnesses.