Ryan spent the early part of his career handling data in the legal field. What he enjoyed most during that time was adding functionality to commercial legal software through custom code. Later he decided to move into full-time development focusing on SQL. Now he is happy to be a part of the Carrot Health team where he can push data around as much as he pleases with SQL, Python, R, AWK or whatever tool will bend data to his will. He considers himself privileged to be a husband and father. For fun outside of work, he plays a bit of soccer, pokes around the Theodore Wirth Parkway area, and reads mostly non-fiction.