Ryan wears the label "geek" with pride. He's immersed himself in new technologies and online communities since the days before the web. Ryan has long embraced and evangelized the ways in which technology can bring people together. There's nary a gadget he hasn't tested, nor a site or app that he hasn't explored. Ryan especially enjoys linking traditional and new media. He is the Communications Director of local real estate tech firm Hawaii Information Service, and co-founder of the nonprofit Hawaii Open Data and the ag-tech firm Smart Yields. A lucky husband and proud father of three, he holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Hawaiʻi.