Ryan was born and raised in Philadelphia. While growing up he spent a lot of time on the local playgrounds. One day while chilling out, maxing and relaxing, he got into a fight with some guys who were up to no good. His mom, being concerned for his well being, sent him to live with his auntie. That's when he got his apprenticeship with Dan Plumley in 2007. He loves ice cream and hates penguins (probably because of "Happy Feet").