Since moving to Oregon in 2000, Ryan has worked for Breedlove Guitars in Bend, Oregon, and for several years, managed the instrument repair department for an established Portland music store. Ryan has worked as a guitar tech for The Decemberists, M Ward, and most recently, Metric. Ryan plays pedal steel guitar, lap steel and guitar with two Portland bands, Mission Spotlight and The Needs.
To better serve Portland's musicians, Ryan opened Eastside Guitar Repair in October 2008. After repairing thousands of stringed instruments, Ryan has built an encyclopedic knowledge of acoustic and electric fretted instruments. So whether you bring your "campfire beater" guitar in for a restring or your "Holy Grail" vintage Les Paul in for a complete overhaul, you know your guitar is in good hands at Eastside Guitar Repair.