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The Founder of Backyard Genius, Ryan is the plow horse and artist of the BYG team. With the aid of his father – Poppy and best friend- Bill, these guys develop solutions to other people’s problems in addition to coming up creative ideas of their own. Ryan is fastidious and is committed to making sure projects are done right and look good. The All-American guy who takes pride in his faith, family, country and community, he is often accused of seeing the world through “Rose-colored glasses.” Ryan is an optimist who wears his heart on his sleeve with a passion for life. When not working on BYG, he’s a Realtor with RE/MAX Elite and a Volunteer Firefighter/ EMT-B with Larkspur Fire. Ryan’s greatest joy is working hard and exploring new places with his family and friends. Driven to lead by example, Ryan is on a quest to make the world a better place with the help of those around him.

Personality: Friendly, Passionate, Particular, Curious, Honest, Tells people what he believes is true, daring, always there to lend a hand.

Hobbies: New Adventures, Family, Trucks, Travel, Movies, Art and Nature

Goals: Launch an invention program in schools across the globe

Favorite Inventor: Alexander Graham Bell

Mentor(s): late grandparents – Delon Behunin and Duffy Parker

Favorite Food: Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and homemade rolls.

Favorite Automobile(s): “The General Lee” and 1997 Ford F250 5 speed manual, CrewCab, short bed, 4×4.