Ryder has made it round to quite a few states. He has lived in mainly Iowa, but also Tennessee, California, and now Texas. He moved to the area due to a job for his wife and some family in the area. He has enjoyed being in Austin since day one of being here. He has his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Cal Baptist University.
Ryder joined the team due to his love of helping people and staying active. He has worked as a personal trainer for years and was also a corporate and small business manager. He enjoys playing with his dogs, Gunner and Lucy, taking hikes, playing sports, and playing games. Some things that people would not know about him is that he is a musician and vocalist as well! He even minored his undergrad in Musical Theater and his favorite portrayal was that of Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables