Ryan graduated from the University of Colorado in 2004. After 2 years in San Diego, he longed for the mountains and moved back to Colorado, finding Basalt in 2007. He has 2 wonderful children, Hudson-3 and Hazel-1 with his wife Bonnie Abercrombie. They enjoy working in their garden, cross country skiing, hiking, biking and floating on Reudi. Ryan has served on Basalt Planning and Zoning for the past 7 months. Ryan oversees the operations for AllOver Media's Mountain Division, installing and maintaining their chairlift maps throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Ryan was elected to office in April 2018 for a term of 4 years and reelected in April 2022 for a term of 4 years to expire in April 2026.