Corporal Ryan lives in Port Angles with his family and has worked for the Port Angeles Police Department for 15 years. He has also worked for the WA Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC) for an extended period as a contract instructor. His primarily work was in the Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA). In this assignment he became a subject matter expert in firearms training, use of force, tactics, de-escalation and legal issues. He also worked in curriculum development and was called upon by the executive director to demonstrate and explain aspects of the training program to key governmental officials and elected leaders.