Ryan is a 1994 graduate of Midway High School and a 1999 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. Passionately motivated to positively influence the lives of others, he has dedicated his life to service and giving. His life mission is to inspire others through servant leadership. Ryan is a Life Skills Coach/Mentor with Life Leadership and is currently pursuing Life Coach status. Ryan has been working with Dafford Funeral Home, Inc. since 2008. He currently resides in Garner, NC and serves faithfully as Minister of Music and Facilitator at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Dunn, NC. Ryan also enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with family.