Ryan grew up in the Eastern Sierras and since he was a kid he loved being outdoors and art. Ryan went to school for music and then theology and both of those weave their way into his photography. He has a passion to change people from being cynical about people and this planet to being hopeful and seeing the beauty in it. He is a husband and a father of two beautiful girls. His passion for beauty and conservation drives him both in his work and in his attitude towards the planet and others.