Ryan is the General Manager of Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and the Waller Creek Amphitheater and the owner/operator of The Green Jay Bar and Music Venue in the heart of the Red River Cultural District, the epicenter of live music in Austin. Ryan was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, but has resided in Austin for the past 20 years. Ryan attended the University of Northern Iowa, later transferring to Texas State University for his Bachelor of Arts degree. Ryan and his wife Kate have two children. Ryan loves spending time with his family, coaching baseball, fishing, and watching the Chicago Cubs.
After two decades of working in the heart of the Red River Cultural District, a short distance from the ARCH, Ryan embraced an opportunity to collaborate with Front Steps to utilize Austin’s rich live music culture to assist Front Steps in ending homelessness.