Ryan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Music Therapy and began working as a Board Certified Music Therapist. He obtained his certification as a Neurologic Music Therapist from Colorado State in 2009. Ryan has also completed his certification as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant through Northern Arizona University. In addition to these roles, Ryan has been in Chinese Kenpo Karate for over a decade through the city of Tempe. He is the choir director at his church, and also gives private trumpet and guitar lessons. He lives in Mesa with his wife and two children.