Ryan first discovered a fascination for flight during the launch of Space Shuttle Columbia in 1980 and began taking flight lessons at the age of 13. After a detour into the world of commercial construction, Ryan completed his CFII helicopter ratings with Hillsboro Aviation’s (former) flight training division, eventually serving in roles such as helicopter chief instructor, school director, and director of sales and service. Ryan assumed the role of general manager in 2014 following the sale of the flight training division. He oversees the company’s sales, marketing, financial, and operational responsibilities.
In his spare time, you can find him spending time with his two young kids and exploring the mountainous terrains of the Pacific Northwest.