Ryan is currently the Senior Research & Design Engineer for Fender Guitars. After completing college, Ryan attended Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery during the Fall 2003 class. After graduating, he got a job with Zeta Violins, which turned out to be an intense 10 month immersion into electronics and custom production. After leaving Zeta he began working for Woodworkers Source. Shortly thereafter, he took a hiatus for a few weeks to apprentice with Luthier, Art Davis in San Diego. In February 2005, Ryan was hired as a customer service representative for FMIC (Fender). After working on the phones and later supervising the department, he moved over to the Marketing department where he worked for the next four years as a Product Manager for the next 4 years. Following his work in Product Marketing Ryan was transferred to the R&D department to contribute to Fender’s engineering efforts. Currently, Ryan’s professional focus is on acoustic and bluegrass instruments. During his tenure at Fender, Ryan continues to build and repair guitars at his home shop in Glendale.