Ryan grew up in Roseburg, Oregon. He enjoys the hand therapy profession because of the complexity it presents, mainly in the anatomy, and having the skills to help people return to the things they love doing. As an outdoor enthusiast, Ryan enjoys Portland because of its proximity to the ocean and mountains. He also likes the friendliness and small-town feel. When not treating patients or running the business, you can find Ryan reading, skiing, singing, playing piano, boating, traveling, doing yard work, serving on a non-profit board or participating in various church activities.