Ryan was raised in Merritt Island, Florida and relocated to Highlands in 2004 where he attended and graduated from Highlands School. Ryan went on to earn his Bachelor Degree in Communications from Newberry College in South Carolina where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, holding several officer positions including Historian and Vice President of his Chapter. His most proud achievement as a KA was the philanthropic work he was able to do within his chapter for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. After college, Ryan moved to Charleston, S.C. to pursue a career in finance and then to Orlando Florida where he procured a position in sales. Ultimately his love for the Carolinas, and specifically the Highlands community, brought him back to assist his family in running their three businesses on Main Street; The Southern Way, The Toy Store and Bags on Main. His unique blend of experience in finance, sales and retail, combined with his passion for Highlands, the community where his home and family are located, made the move to broker a natural progression. He coaches the Highlands Middle School and local travel basketball teams and serves as a member of the Town of Highlands ABC board. Ryan believes in operating with integrity. He brings high energy, is even keeled and proactive. His friends describe him as “genteel, kind hearted, ambitious, humble and passionate”. Ryan is thrilled to bring his professional experience, history and knowledge of Highlands, and passion for the community to the world of real estate.