Ryan graduated law school and received his law license in 2012. After a stint in private practice, he served Benton County for over 5 years as a Deputy Prosecutor and a Public Defender. As a Deputy Prosecutor, he received a wide range of experience and training in the Courtroom handling thousands of criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets and DWIs to violent Class Y felonies. Outside the Courtroom, he has spent hundreds of hours studying and training in specialized and evolving areas of law in substance abuse addiction and cybercrimes and has worked with law enforcement investigating and prosecuting internet crimes against children.
When he isn’t practicing law, Ryan's three four young sons keep him busy at home but he finds time to serve on the board of directors and volunteer at several local non-profit organizations.