Ryan hails from Schaller, Iowa, and earned his degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Buena Vista University. Ryan joined the FAL team in 2011 and enjoys finding creative solutions to challenging problems in the lab. Beyond the lab walls Ryan enjoys deer hunting. And he has the hardware to prove it. In 2023, Ryan became a Top 50 placeholder in the B&C Typical Whitetail category in the state of Iowa. His teammates are particularly partial, however, to his other passion: home brewing. They’ve been known to get together for special tastings.