As Design Lead, Ryan manages the design team while also playing an active role as a designer himself. Ryan holds an M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in Telecommunications from Ball State University. Ryan joined High Alpha Innovation after nearly 15 years of working in higher education in a variety of design, management, and educational roles. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, playing games, and binge watching TV shows. Ryan was born and raiased in Indiana, but currently lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with his wife, two sons, and dog.