Ryan was born and raised in Texas. When he was 17, he lived in Australia for a year. It was this experience that fostered a desire to travel. While touring Poland in a rock band, he decided that Poland would be a good place to live.

Though he studied music in college, teaching English has been a pleasure for him. It started with volunteer teaching in Texas, then he became CELTA certified in Krakow. He has taught at several language schools and groups at the American Embassy, Jack Daniels, Katarzyna Bonda, a deputy minister, Hasbro, and other places of business.

When not teaching, Ryan likes to practice drums, cook, and train for triathlons. You can find videos of him on Youtube and see him play with The Taylor Moore Band.