As the real human being behind this website, we asked Ryan to answer a list of questions to better inform our readers about who he really is as a person. Let the fun begin!

  1. Who is your hero?

    My daughter, Savannah. If you knew what that kid has lived through, she’d be your hero too.
     
  2. Have you ever had a nickname? If so, what is it?

    Three come to mind actually. Ry-Ry when I was younger because my sister couldn’t say “Ryan”. Maestro Ryan came from my elementary school music teacher.
     
  3. Aside from necessities, what is one thing you could not live without?

    High speed internet
     
  4. Who is your favorite author?

    Simon Sinek
     
  5. How many pillows do you sleep with on your bed?

    I think it’s two, minus the useless fancy ones.
     
  6. Would you rather do dishes or vacuum?

    Vacuuming. I’ve always found vacuuming enjoyable and oddly satisfying.
     
  7. What’s the longest you’ve been without sleep and why?

    36 hours, because I’m the parent of a medically complex child.
     
  8. Have you ever had a surprise party?

    No. I hate surprises.
     
  9. Tall socks or short socks?

    Short socks
     
  10. How many pairs of shoes so you own?

    If I’m counting sandals and flip flops, I believe eight.
     
  11. If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

    I don’t like morning people. Or mornings. Or people.
     
  12. Are you a clean or messy person?

    Both as it depends on the situation.
     
  13. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

    Introvert
     
  14. What’s your favorite season and why?

    Spring because of the weather.
     
  15. What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

    Call my attorney.
     
  16. On a scale of 1 to 10, how funny would you say you are?

    2
     
  17. Do you work better in the morning or at night?

    Night. See Question #11.
     
  18. What three items would you take with you to a private island?

    Assuming this is a leasurely trip and not a survival oriented question, I’d go with a computer, a Kindle, and a concert grand piano.
     
  19. On bad days, do you like others to cheer you up or leave you alone?

    Leave me alone.
     
  20. Do you love or hate rollercoasters?

    I love the experience of riding rollercoasters, but I hate the experience of going to theme parks.
     
  21. Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why?

    Hawaii because it’s warmer.
     
  22. What social media platform do you use the most?

    Probably LinkedIn nowadays.
     
  23. Chocolate or vanilla?

    Chocolate
     
  24. Are you left-handed or right-handed?

    Right-handed
     
  25. Red Team or Blue Team?

    Blue is my favorite color and the team in which I have the most experience, so yeah, definitely blue.