Ryan was born and raised in Jackson, WY. He grew up hunting, fishing, and riding horses in the back country around Jackson. Aside from sports and outdoor activities, Ryan filled his spare time by starting colts. During his summers he worked for Wolverine Creek Outfitters running summer pack trips.
After high school he continued starting colts and working for WCO in the summers as well as working in WCO's fall hunting camp. During this time Ryan also received his Associates of Science degree from Sheridan College. In January of 2008, Ryan started working at a reining barn starting two year old reining prospects. There he met Katie in the spring of 2009.
Katie grew up in North Central Minnesota. She has always enjoyed riding and showing horses. Now these days, she takes pleasure in being a mom. She still has a love for horses and hopes to start competing in non-pro NRCHA and NCHA events soon.