Ryan attended Utah State University on a Presidential (full academic) Scholarship. He received his bachelors degree in accounting, and a masters degree in business administration. Ryan is an Aggie.
While attending school, Ryan worked for Bear River Mental Health as an assistant to the business manager. After attending USU, Ryan worked for the State Tax Commission for four years as an auditor, reviewing individual, corporate and non-profit state tax returns for compliance. After working for the State, Ryan worked for a local CPA firm in Roosevelt, Utah for two years providing financial audits and reviews of private, non-profit, and government organizations (e.g., special service districts).
Also in Roosevelt, Ryan went to work for a private company that was acquired by Staker Parsons, a roads, streets construction and materials company. He served as division controller in that role for ten years.
Ryan was hired by Roosevelt City five years ago to become their City Manager. During his term, he sums up his accomplishments as having done much modernization of processes, systems, communication, efficiency and operating controls. Ryan made his mark by dramatically increasing the amount of grant monies awarded to Roosevelt City.
On December 2nd, 2019, Ryan began his first day on the job as Providence City Manager. Ryan, his wife and four children live in Hyrum.