Ryan is a Las Vegas based regulatory auditor who played an instrumental part in making public the Mormon policy forbidding children of gay parents from being baptized. He quickly became the de facto middle man between anonymous sources and the public on nearly all things related to Mormonism. In October 2016 Ryan released 15 videos of top Mormon officials in private meetings exposing Senator Gordon Smith's (R-OR) loyalty to the Mormon Church. In December of that same year he launched MormonLeaks.io. He holds a Master's degree in accounting from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.