Ryan was born and raised in Highland, Illinois and relocated to Denver, Colorado to pursue opportunities in business. During this time, he spent 7+ working as a Solutions & Business Analyst while simultaneously completing a Lewis Myers Scholarship at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Academy. At the DCPA, he worked for two years learning writing and acting from some of the area’s most reputable teachers.

Notable credits include D-Vicious in Airness (Benchmark Theatre)Horvath in Parfumerie (Benchmark Theatre), Martin in 1984 (Benchmark Theatre), Louis in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (DCPA Academy), John in Summer & Smoke (DCPA Academy), Berowne in Love's Labour's  Lost (DCPA Academy), and Jason Posner in Wit (DCPA Academy). He is also working voice-over and facial motion-capture for a major video game series yet to be announced publicly. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Theatre, and is a resident artist of Benchmark Theatre and Public Domain.  ​

Ryan is adamant about his belief that performers are never "finished" with their work; there will always be more learning, analyzing, and assimilating. To Ryan, theatre and film allow us to better understand each other by creating empathy through story-telling. ​It is not only a basic human right, but also a privilege, to make sure the world hears good stories. 

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” 
― Jean-Jacques Rousseau