Ryan has been with Fort Madison Family YMCA for 11 years. Starting his career as the Program Director in 2008 and in 2012 he was promoted to Executive Director.

Along with working at the Y, Ryan has coached for the Fort Madison High School boys basketball for 15 years and is currently the boys varsity basketball coach.

Ryan enjoys spending his free time with his children, wife, and family. As well as playing golf, basketball, and softball. Ryan is an avid St Louis Cardinals, Iowa Hawkeye, and Buffalo Bills fan.