Ryan was born in Mackay before relocating to Weipa, a small mining town in Far North Queensland known for its awesome fishing. Ryan schooled in Weipa, before moving to Cairns where he completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery at James Cook University. Ryan made the move to Emerald, where he joined the CP Dental Emerald Team in 2016. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with special interests in restorative and fixed prosthodontics. Away from dentistry, Ryan enjoys travelling; playing soccer, cricket and golf.