Ryan is from Lake Orion, MI where he began his marching career in 2007. He began playing cymbals with Lake Orion Percussion in 2010. After his first season, he then grew a passion for the instrument and continued to march with Eastside Fury Percussion (2011-2013), where he held the position as section leader for the cymbal line in 2012 and 2013. Ryan began marching drum corps in 2012 with the Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps cymbal line. He also marched with the corps in 2013. Ryan Finished his drum corps career with the Spirit of Atlanta cymbal line in 2014 where he received a gold medal in the cymbal I&E in Indianapolis, IN. Ryan finished his last two indoor seasons with Rhythm X (2014 and 2015). In 2014, Ryan was a bronze medalist and in 2015 and he was the section leader for the cymbal line, and was a silver medalist.
In 2010, Ryan began teaching at Lake Orion High School as a visual technician for their marching band program (2010, 2012-2014), as well as the cymbal technician for Lake Orion Percussion (2010, 2012-2014). He is now currently the cymbal technician for Novi Percussion since (2015). Ryan taught the cymbal line for Huron Valley Percussion for the 2016 season. In the summer of 2015, he was brought in to teach with the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and is now currently the cymbal technician for the Colts Cymbal Line. Ryan is attending Baker College and is studying for his bachelor’s degree in digital media design. Moving onto his second season with Redline, Ryan cannot be more excited to work with this program.