Ryan Stygar grew up in San Diego, California. He spent several years as a firefighter for San Diego County and Cal Fire.
While not fighting fires, Ryan was a desert-rescue specialist in the Ocotillo Wells State Park area. During his time as a firefighter, Ryan responded to everything from massive flames to complex rescues for trauma patients.
After four years of service, Ryan left the fire department to earn a law degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Western School of Law.
Since then, Ryan founded Centurion Trial Attorneys, a California-based litigation firm. Ryan has also devoted much of his time to writing. His nonfiction focuses on helping lawyers and law students develop trial skills.
Ryan is passionate about promoting education. That is why he started the Young Visionary Project, a nonprofit committed to empowering young people and building strong communities.
His young-readers' series, the Snot Rocket Adventures, has inspired young scientists, leaders, and entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. Snot Rocket uses hilarity, outlandish villains, and wild action to teach readers about math, science, and history.
Ryan currently lives in San Diego where he is an active member of the legal, literary, and political community.