Ryan grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho and now resides in Boise with his wife and two daughters. He received a B.B.A. with a major in accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and spent four and a half years working at a public accounting firm in Nashville, Tennessee where he specialized in not for profit, construction, and forensic accounting. Additionally, he served in the United States Marine Corps for over five years and deployed to Iraq on three separate occasions. Ryan is an accounting professional with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and also serves as Treasurer of the Board for Astegos Inc, a not for profit in Boise serving the homeless population.