Ryan was named a Principal at WAV in 2013. His experience spans the spectrum from residential and commercial to institutional and civic design, and includes bank branches, custom homes, and residential developments. Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. While in New York, he worked on the Lion King on Broadway and designed point-of-purchase displays at Impact Displays, an industrial design firm. He also worked with Karlsberger Architecture, where he specialized in health care design. After September 11, 2001, Ryan and his wife, Carson, decided to move to Fairhope to be closer to family. Ryan, Carson, and their sons, Robert and Thomas, enjoy boating and fishing in their spare time.