Get to know Ryan

I started my career with a large insurance company in 2003 and was trained extensively on how to sell their insurance and investment products. After less than a year I realized that I loved the idea of helping people through financial advice and guidance, but I also realized that selling products was not for me. In 2004 I transitioned to the independent financial advisor model that I continue to operate under today. Over the next few years, I continued to advance my knowledgebase and in 2008 earned the Certified Financial Planner™ certification.

I spent the next several years with a few great independent firms trying to find the right fit for me and my clients. I gained a lot of experience and met a lot of great people along the way, but it became clear that my entrepreneurial spirit desired true independence. In 2020, I launched Ridgevale Financial Planning with a clear vision to help people through meaningful and objective financial advice.

I also met my beautiful wife, Katy, along the way at our alma mater Ohio University. We have two beautiful boys, Rhys (pronounced rees) & Chase and two dogs: Daisy a chocolate lab and Duke a St. Bernard. We love spending time as a family doing just about anything, but especially visiting Ridgevale Beach in Cape Cod.