Ryan is a life-long resident of Mammoth Lakes and a product of the Mammoth schools, K-12, graduating in 2003. Ryan earned a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2007, and later attended the Chapman University School of Law, earning his J.D. in 2011. After passing the bar exam, Ryan returned home to Mammoth where he currently practices.
Ryan grew up with a love of Mammoth Mountain, and in particular, competitive ski racing. He continues to give back to the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, helping junior ski racers as a part-time coach. Ryan lives with his wife Sarah, and their Chiweenie, Walter.