Ryan is an experienced community musician, PhD researcher and community arts lecturer. As a community musician Ryan works for several organisations in the North-East of England, including Sage Gateshead where he is the project leader for the Youth Music funded Loud and Clear programme working with foster and adoptive families across the North-east. His PhD explores community music and its interrelation with cultural policy, through examining the practices and language used by community musicians, cultural institutions, and funding bodies. Ryan is excited to join the Blue Cabin journey as a trustee as he is passionate about providing opportunities for young people in the care system to engage in arts and cultural activity.
In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his fiancée Natalie, Chocolate Labrador Bailey and his Tortoise Arthur.