Ryan is a member of the Jefferson County Chapter. He moved to Louisville a little over a decade ago from extreme Western Kentucky to attend University of Louisville and try out living in a more urban place. He will probably stay in Louisville forever. A long time bicycle commuter, Ryan joined because of his interest in environmental protection, but was quickly won over by KFTC's integrated social, economic, and environmental justice perspective. He is active in his local chapter on the air quality and economic justice committees and also serves as one third of the chapter's publicity coordination team.