Born and raised in Ludlow, Ryan’s career in golf course maintenance started at Westover Golf Course while a junior at Ludlow High School. Ryan spent two seasons on Westover’s maintenance staff before attending the Stockbridge School of Agriculture where he earned an Associate of Science in Turfgrass Management. From there he enrolled at the University of Massachusetts and in 2006 earned a Bachelor of Science in Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences from the School of Natural Resources. While in college Ryan completed internships at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY and the Boston Golf Club in Hingham, MA.
Before returning to Westover as the Golf Course Superintendent in 2012, Ryan spent four years as the Assistant Superintendent at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, NY and prior to that was the Assistant Superintendent at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY.
Throughout his career Ryan has also volunteered at several championships, including the 2013 Walker Cup, 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2006 & 2007 P.G.A. Barclays Classic as well as the 2004 U.S. Amateur.