Ryan grew up in Coffeyville, KS and graduated high school from Claremore, OK in 1998. He returned to Coffeyville for 2 years for school and then transferred to the University of Kansas to complete his degree in film studies. Ryan graduated from KU in 2002 and helped found SenoReality Pictures, LLC with his friend Patrick Rea. He and Patrick have been working on horror and sci-fi films in their free time ever since. Ryan worked for six years at Free State Studios in Lawrence, KS doing motion graphics and commercial design. In April 2010 he moved to Kansas City and began working for BicMedia doing commercial and industrial videos. His parents, Bill and Pam Jones, still live in Coffeyville, KS.