Ryan is a lifelong Napa resident. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors on November 8, 2016, his first run for public office.
Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. He worked as Vice President of the local civil engineering firm RSA+, resigning from the firm to focus on his job as Napa County Supervisor. Ryan has been a leader in the local engineering and design field. His specialty has been helping both nonprofit and for-profit builders provide new housing opportunities for people across the Napa community. Ryan has also been working on the Vine Trail and on various infrastructure projects for local municipalities.
Ryan's extensive community involvement includes service as the former Board Chair for the Napa Chamber of Commerce and Community Action Napa Valley. He has served as President of Leadership Napa Valley, the Napa Engineers Society and the Kiwanis Club of Napa. Ryan was actively involved as a member of the Vine Trail Engineering Committee, Joint City-County Affordable Housing Taskforce, the Airport Industrial Area Blue Ribbon Committee, the City of Napa Housing Element Update Committee 2007 and 2014, Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency's (NCTPA) Highway 29 Citizens Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Napa Specific Plan Steering Committee. Ryan was also an appointed member of the City of Napa's Civil Service Commission.
In addition to elected office, Ryan continues to demonstrate his commitment to Napa County through service as a Board Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley and President of the Downtown Property and Business Improvement District (PBID). He is also President of the Brother Can You Spare A Dime Community Baseball Outings organization and is the Friday Beverage Chair for the Napa Valley Wine Auction.
Ryan and his wife, Laura, live in Napa with their two daughters, Sage and Sophia.