Born and raised in the frigid Midwest, Ryan grew fond of photography in 2008 while shooting live music throughout Chicago. His years in the Second City saw him as a freelance photographer, small business owner, certified EMT, ride-sharer, screen-printer, arts curator, and dog trainer. On jobs, one of his strengths is the ease with which he spreads smiles while getting his work done. He is fearful of alien lifeforms and is fueled by tacos, mineral water, and avocados. Growing up, he was fortunate enough to travel to many of the country’s National Parks – cementing his love for Mother Earth. He is an Eagle Scout and dedicated dog father.