Ryan was born and raised in West Texas. He found his way to Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he first got a film degree and, later, went on to get his law degree. After graduating from law school, Ryan began his professional career as an attorney in the field of medical malpractice litigation. After a number of years in the legal profession, Ryan joined the Heyl Real Estate Group to help fulfill their motto of transforming lives through home ownership everywhere! In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, welding, tending his garden, and the Baylor Bears.