Ryan is a central Florida native, born and raised in Winter Haven, FL, where you can often find him at backyard BBQ’s, on the golf course with friends, or taking his dog Loki to the lake. Despite being from the Sunshine State, he still has a bit of northern blood and enjoys escaping the heat from time to time to hit the slopes and snowboard with friends and family. Ryan graduated from FSU in 2010, with dual degrees in political science, and social science, as well as a minor in economics. After college, Ryan worked as an assistant pro, teaching golf at Southern Dunes in Haines City, FL.
Every fall, when he’s not having fun in the sunshine or snow, Ryan throws on the Garnet & Gold to cheer for his alma mater, the Florida State Seminoles. A die-hard Seminole, Ryan is the 7th member of his family to attend FSU, and fall Saturdays are reserved for family and football. After attending his 1st game at the age of 15 months, Ryan has attended nearly every home game since 1987. As Bobby Bowden would say: “That’s a lot of football dadgummit!”. If you’re a Gator or a Hurricane, Ryan won’t hold it against you- except for 2 weekends every year.
When it wasn’t Garnet & Gold, it was Golden Arches- Ryan’s parents are local business owners and operators of several McDonald’s in the Winter Haven area, where Ryan cut his teeth and got his 1st job at the age of 12 working in the drive-thru and fry station!
In 2015, Ryan decided to pursue his ultimate career path and took a job with Wells Fargo, where he studied for and passed his series 7 general securities representative exam, as well as his series 63 and 65 exams to become a licensed financial advisor. After spending time with Wells Fargo and Raymond James, and feeling the industry had more to offer clients, Ryan made the move up to CPS Investment Advisors in the summer of 2022. Ryan enjoys going above and beyond in helping his clients achieve financial independence and plan for a bright future. Having grown up around the game of golf, if you need financial advice and a tune up on your golf game, Ryan is your man.