Ryan was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountain town of Prescott, Arizona.

He began his filmmaking career while still in high school, producing short films on a VHS camcorder owned by his parents.  The amateur hobby quickly transcended into a passion for film style and technique.

Ryan took his first steps into the professional realm of cinema by attending The Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking in Sedona, Arizona.  Upon graduation, he began studying 35mm photography and when Ryan and the darkroom met firsthand things “clicked.”  Ryan’s been on a decade-long quest in the realms of image finishing ever since.

When Ryan is not working as a colorist on others projects he is busy producing his own passion projects, ranging from shorts and features to creating music with his band Twilight in Versailles.