Ryan first obtained his license in 2004 and comes from a family of real estate investors and builders. He has been involved in a number of small businesses in the Crested Butte area in addition to being a Realtor. Ryan originally hails from the Midwest, where he graduated with honors from Beloit College and later received his teaching credentials from Indiana University. He grew up vacationing in the mountains of Colorado, and knew that is where home would be. Ryan spends as much of his free time as possible exploring the vast backcountry surrounding Crested Butte with his dogs. He loves hiking, cross country skiing, climbing and travelling at every opportunity.