A northwest native, Ryan joined the wine industry in 2016 but his wine story really began back in 2010 when he and his now wife, Siobhan, moved to Italy. It was there that Ryan discovered his passion for wine among the vines in Tuscany. He became more enthralled by the day with the history and techniques surrounding the wine making process and the culture of enjoying the final product of those labors that brings together family, friends and people from all walks of life.
After coming come and spending a few tedious years in the corporate world, a trip back to Italy for his wedding in 2015 was the final nudge he needed to turn his continued infatuation with all things wine into a career and chase his dreams. Ryan spent the next 7 years working for Beaux Frères Winery in the neighboring Ribbon Ridge AVA.
After finishing the Global Wine Executive MBA program at Sonoma State University, Ryan was excited to join the Compris team. Being a part of a team where he could be around great wine and help create the inclusive environment that he had come to associate with wine in his travels is something that he just couldn't miss out on.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys travelling with his wife, who shares his penchant for Italian food and wine culture. When they aren't traveling, they reside in Portland, Oregon with their two dogs Brunello and Spritz.