Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Ryan is a graduate of Mills E. Godwin High School and Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been actively involved with the Marching Arts since age 13. Beginning with the award winning Mills E. Godwin drumline, Ryan then marched bass drum with United Percussion in 2009 and with the George Mason University Indoor Drumline from 2010 - 2013 – winning the WGI Independent Open Class gold medal in 2012 and finishing 8th in the Independent World Class in 2013. Ryan also marched bass drum with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2012, performing as a DCI Finalist in each of his last two seasons. Ryan served on the Spirit of Atlanta Staff as Bass Technician for the 2015 DCI Season and was on staff as Bass Technician for the George Mason University Indoor Drumline from 2014 to 2018. In addition, he has worked with the Powhatan High School drumline in varying roles since 2011. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys video games, motorcycle riding and performing as the drummer for his band, Nobody’s Poet. He currently resides in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Lilianna Perez and their two cats Remus and Tonks.