About Ryan

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Who Am I?

I’m an ascending writer, creator and courter of life.

I was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado, where I played outdoors and read a lot of Kerouac and Steinbeck. I currently live in my adoptive home of Copenhagen, Denmark, where I’m ride my bike, drink beer and spin albums.

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 dearest passion is doing good work, seeing the world, meeting people and learning something new every day.

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What do I do?

Present:

Hired upon TIDAL’s earliest conception, I’m a writer-editor primarily responsible for publishing the service’s digital magazine (read.tidal.com). This includes writing long- and short-form articles, arranging and conducting high-profile interviews, coordinating a team of international editors and freelancers, and designing regular features. I’m also co-accountable for curating the TIDAL client with new releases and recommendations, making playlists, actively maintaining label and distributor relations, and assuring a professional editorial voice and visual quality across the service.

Past: 

I’m 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 (emphasis: 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 making breakfast pastries and waking up way too early.

Future: 

I’d like to branch out my writing into other areas, as well as into new storytelling mediums like audio and video. And someday I want to write a book. These days I’m pretty content working with my dearest love, music, but I’m always up for a new challenge, project or creative endeavor. Contact me for your writing, editing, reporting and image-making needs.