ABOUT

 

MY NAME IS RYAN.

I’m an ascending writer, editor and digital creative.

I was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, where I played outdoors and read a lot of Steinbeck. After working and living abroad for 2.5 years in my adoptive home of Copenhagen, Denmark (where I met my newlywed wife, Linda) I recently relocated to New York City.

I’m a lifelong music obsessive, with a deep knowledge of genres and history, and a record collection to back it up. I’m an intense perfectionist when it comes to my craft and an easygoing lush in my personal life. My passions are doing good work, seeing the world, connecting with people and learning every day. 

What do I do?

Present:

I was hired at TIDAL's earliest conception in 2014 to help develop and launch a new premium streaming platform with an artist-centric, human-curated experience, which caught the attention of Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter, who acquired and relaunched the company in Spring 2015.

In my tenure I've been involved in every function of TIDAL's culture and content team including: release programming, writing, editing, design, A+ playlist curation, artist & label relations, UI/UX and web development, internal branding, coordinating an international team of editors, and working with some of the biggest artists on the planet on some of the most important albums of the day, including Lemonade, The Life of Pablo and 4:44.

Past:

I’m a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I concurrently earned two degrees: a B.S. in News-Editorial Journalism and a B.A. in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. I also earned certificates in International Media and Digital Media, and was an investigative reporter for the CU News Corps.

I’ve worked for a diverse selection of publications, including The Daily Camera (newspaper), BACKPACKER (magazine) and Elephant Journal (website). I’ve also worked as a freelance copywriter/copyeditor, and founded/contributed to a handful of now-defunct blogs (may they rest in peace).

I’m also a trained baker, with a specialty in handmaking pastries to mechanical perfection and waking up way too early.

Future:

I want to do good work, conquer new challenges, see the world and leave a positive impact in my wake.