Ryan was born in Florida but raised in Enterprise, AL. Nothing like relaxing on the back porch while listening to the Fort Rucker helicopters flying overhead. His first job in tech was as a help desk technician at Office Depot. After finishing his associates degree in Information Systems, he joined the United States Air Force. After traveling to places such as California, Alaska, Germany and Iraq he left the Air Force after four years and reentered the civilian life working at Publix. He was excited to be introduced to the Sawyer family and start working in technology again.