Ryan became a full-time faculty member for the CWI Business Department in 2016. Prior to that he spent several semesters as an adjunct teaching Business Communication.
Prior to CWI, Ryan worked for Hewlett Packard and helped provide Information Technology management for several public sector contracts. During his time at HP, he saw how much having a degree can make an employee more marketable. While continuing to work full time, he attended night school at Northwest Nazarene University, completing first a Bachelor's then a Master's degree in Business Administration.
Throughout his career in the IT industry, Ryan enjoyed the opportunities he had with training customers, peers, and managers in a variety of topics. A love of education and teaching runs through his family, with grandparents, both parents, sister and many aunts and uncles teaching at a variety of levels from early childhood up to college.
Ryan is married to Jessica and together they are raising four children; Nathan, Robby, Lexi and Elizabeth. The four kids keep him busy and sometimes he even lets them play with his LEGO's. The entire family loves to read and stacks of books seem to accumulate on every surface.