Ryan is a Tampa Bay native but migrated to southern Virginia in early 2013. He has a B.A. in anthropology, a second B.A. in religious studies, both from the University of South Florida and he will finish his Master's in Public Administration at Old Dominion University in June of 2017. His interests include armchair philosophy, politics, social progress, economic and urban development, beer, wine, scotch, bourbon, and of course, road cycling and running, where he works out all his demons and fixes the world's problems, because…what else can you do on 100-mile bike rides and 13-mile runs?