Ryan grew up moving around a lot but mostly in Union county New Jersey. His dad lived closer to the shore, but was hardly ever home. When he was seven Ryan was moved into the foster care system while his parents attempted to figure things out. After about a year he moved in with his mother. The constant moving around, coupled with parents who were constantly fighting impacted Ryan in a negative way. He became angry and soon turned verbally and physically abusive. At that point he came to Bonnie Brae. While here he has become stronger and more mature, focusing on his school-work and getting involved in activities. Ryan is on a better path now – he is looking forward to finishing high school, going to college and eventually becoming a computer programmer.