Misty is Ryan's sister. Misty is an Arkansas native residing in McKinney, TX. She is a mother of three, licensed esthetician, lash extension specialist and makeup artist. She is the co-author of "My Heart's On the Other Side".
Shelley is Ryan's mother. Shelley is a native of Arkansas and currently resides in southern Missouri. Shelley is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a junior high science teacher. She is the co-author of "My Heart's On the Other Side".
Nicole and Ryan have been close friends for more than ten years. Nicole’s background is in visual effects for film and television as well as digital and traditional art. Nicole and Ryan have worked on multiple short films, videos and animation projects together.
Christel attended kindergarten through senior year with Ryan. They were very close throughout those years and participated in many school programs together. Christel is a Professor of Graphic Design at Pittsburg State University and holds a Masters in Technical Teacher Education. She has had a distinguished career in design for many years in advertising agencies, in-house creative departments, and colleges and universities in Arkansas and Kansas.
Jon is a BFA honors graduate from the University of Michigan who met Ryan in 2010. They reopened Hollywood landmark, Off Vine Restaurant together where Jon is the General Manager and where Ryan managed as well. Jon is an active fundraising member of the LGBT community as well as a big fan of French Fries.