Ryan started volunteering in the production department in 2006. He joined Shades' staff in 2011. He current role is as the associate director of technical production, helping to oversee all events, services, and anything requiring technical/production support in all of our venues. Ryan also help to develop our volunteer teams. He's been married to my wife Kristin since 2013. The two have a son Hank and have a chocolate labrador retriever named Emmylou.