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I love working on a team that builds new things, takes apart (and fixes!) old things and shares what we learned with each other.

Rian takes CHIEF’s hyper-collaborative nature to a whole new level. Day to day, he writes clean, well-commented code that other members of our Technology team read, contribute to and build off of. He also works with clients and external stakeholders directly, simplifying complex technical terms and prioritizing their wants, needs and expectations. With over eight years of Drupal experience, Ryan has specialized in arts-related projects for state-level government agencies, non-profit arts organizations, digital archives and art galleries. But don’t pigeonhole this Portland native—he brings a keen eye and tech hand to any endeavor.

Rian earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Portland State University.

Hometown

Portland! Why leave when you love your hometown?

Noteworthy Story or Next Adventure

Traveling with my wife through Thailand and Vietnam was unforgettable.

Favorite App/Book/Pub

A Year With Swollen Appendices by Brian Eno.

Portland Go-to's

The Hollywood Theater in NE Portland. Each week features a new lineup of films—old ones, new ones, bad ones, good ones. Also, it’s one of the few theaters in Oregon equipped to show films in 70mm.