Ryan has served nearly thirteen years as a career firefighter and fifteen years as a police officer. He joined FireTech as an Investigator Apprentice in March of 2022. Ryan is a graduate of Illinois State University, where he majored in Criminal Justice Sciences, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Police Training Institute. He is a Certified Fire and Explosive Investigator (CFEI) through the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Ryan is also a Certified Fire Investigator and Hazardous Materials Technician through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.