Ryan graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Prior to obtaining his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Ryan worked as manager and vice president in the banking industry for almost 15 years. After his years of banking work, Ryan decided he wanted to get into accounting and taxes to continue to service clients, just in a different aspect. Therefore, Ryan went back to college and obtained his Accounting Degree which allowed him to sit for and successfully pass the CPA exam. His strong desire to use his banking experiences and skills to get into certified public accounting brought him to SLS. Ryan lives in Hutchinson with his wife Jennifer and their children Taylor, Grace and Matthew. In his spare time he enjoys camping, golfing, hunting and spending time with his family.