Ryan is a native of the Pacific Northwest, having been raised in Port Angeles prior to moving to Seattle. A love of tinkering and a tendency to break things brought him to software testing about 20 years ago. Ryan’s career has included everything from working on bass fishing simulators to financial services software to high availability high performance web services. He relishes applying his skills to helping support scientific research. When not at work, Ryan enjoys cooking, motorcycling, hiking and exploring Puget Sound by kayak or sailboat.