Ryan was born in South Lake Tahoe and has been playing since he was ten years old. He has lived in San Diego for twenty years and has played in many local bands including Dye Road, Johnny Different, Humboldt Road, Where's Vera, and others. He's played at the Bitter End and Stage Saloon, as part of the KPRI homegrown hour with Astra Kelly. Ryan is currently working on original solo acoustic material. His upcoming album features many local musicians and reflects the last three years of his life.
Ryan also works with John Miller's band.