Ryan joined the Cross Light team in 2018, after spending 5 years designing architectural lighting systems for commercial developments throughout the US. His client list includes Simon Property Group, POAG Shopping Centers, White Lodging Group, Concord Hotels, Tom Wood Automotive Group, and several independent restaurants in the Indianapolis area. He has collaborated with respected theatre companies, including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Williamston Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. Ryan taught lighting design at Michigan State University and Indiana University. He holds an MFA in lighting design from Indiana University and a BA in theatre from Eastern Washington University.