Ryan was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. He attended public schools and grew up camping, hunting, hiking, and all things outdoors. There aren’t many places in Arizona that Ryan hasn’t explored – from the desert valley to the red rocks of Sedona, the Grand Canyon, and pine-trees and mountains of Flagstaff. Shortly after graduating high school, Ryan left for the military. He enlisted in the Army on a whim. Like many young men, he was looking for a change and guidance in his life. He completed basic training, airborne school, and the Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP) to make his way into the U.S. Army’s elite 1st Ranger Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
In the Rangers, Ryan found his niche as a special operations sniper and sniper team leader. He was fortunate to attend many military schools to include the world’s premier sniper school, the Special Operations Target Indterdication Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course where he was voted “Best Leader” by his peers and was an honor graduate, the French Alpine Mountaineering Course of which he was in the first group of Americans to ever graduate, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I) school after which he became a Nationally Registered EMT. We look forward to the awesome content Ryan will bring to our network!