Ryan was born and raised in small community in northwest Kansas. He attended Fort Hays State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Prior to PA school he spent time with Hays Medical Center as an athletic trainer working with the orthopedic and physical therapy groups, and doing outreach sports medicine care with the local high schools. He currently lives in the Manhattan area with his wife, Deandra, and two daughters. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, watching/attending sporting events, and spending time outside. Following PA school, he began working at OSMC in 2020.