A native Oklahoman, Ryan moved to Austin after treatment to begin his life in recovery. He is passionate about helping others live a successful life in recovery by helping them understand the 12 Step program conceptually, not just literally. He completed treatment in the Texas Hill Country in December of 2014, moved to ATX on the suggestion of a counselor, and lived in sober living for 11 months while continuing to immerse himself in the recovery community. He continues to take part in group therapy for men in recovery as well as individual therapy.