Ryan spent the first 10 years of his life watching his 2 greatest mentors lead and coach thousands of people in business - his parents. He’d often find himself sitting up the back of seminars after school with his brother, while his parents led meetings. It wasn’t long before the influence from his parents rubbed off and in 2005 Ryan found himself in front of his school, mic in hand pitching as to why they should choose him as their school captain.
In his final year of high school Ryan led his school as captain but unfortunately his grades didn’t quite follow the same path, failing art in his final year… After such a creative failure he and friends birthed the 5 piece metal-hardcore band, Prepared Like A Bride. Ryan led the band from the front, microphone in hand. Just like any band though, forever broke but needing merchandise and artwork to grow their reach, Ryan agreed to give design a shot so they wouldn’t have to spend any money outsourcing design.