Ryan lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently employed at Mind Snacks as a Software Engineer.

Before leaving for California to work for Mint.com he was graduate student studying Computational Condensed Matter Physics back in the Midwest.

There, he also studied at Illinois State University, and was awarded a double B.S. in Computational Physics and Mathematics.

It was at ISU's Gamma Phi Circus where he also learned to ride a unicycle, eat and breath fire, juggle, and flip off things. But it was the German Wheel that really struck his fancy, even competing at the first USA Wheel Gymnastics National Championship.