Ryan was born and raised in Billings, Montana. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Montana State University and received a law degree from the University of Montana School of Law. Prior to law school, Ryan worked a variety of jobs which included home construction, ski guiding, washing dishes, and digital marketing. During law school, Ryan completed internships with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Cottonwood Environmental Law Center, and a well-respected Missoula law firm. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Land and Resources Law Review and completed his clinical externship with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. He is admitted to practice in Montana state courts and the United States District Court for the District of Montana.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys river surfing, snowboarding, trail running, playing hockey, and spending time with his dog. Ryan is also proud to be a founding member of the Bozeman Splitfest, a non-profit event started in 2017 to promote avalanche awareness and raise funds for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
– Juris Doctor
– Public Lands and Resources Law Review
Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
– Bachelor of Science
– Honors: With Honors
– Major: Economics
– Minor: Business Administration