He’s Mr. Sunshine: Ryan is the director of business development at REC Solar, a company that sells and installs solar electric power plants. He started working for the company in 2002 after studying business at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. According to his LinkedIn profile, he joined as the fourth employee and stuck with it through years of growth. You know what that means: He's loyal! According to his bio, his greatest achievement to date is “building what is now one of the largest solar electricity companies in the U.S.” Go, Earth man!
He’s adventurous: The most outrageous thing he’s ever done is “extreme skiing/boarding with avalanche beacons, airbag packs, and a helicopter in the Andes of Chile.” That’s pretty impressive.
He’s a Patriots fan: If he could be someone else for just one day, Ryan would be “Tom Brady — guy has everything ... intelligence, athleticism, love, family, wealth, looks, and a Super Bowl ring.” Ashley is from Maine and chances are there are some Pats fans in her family, so this could be a good answer.
He’s popular with fans: Ryan is currently destroying the competition in our poll: “Vote Now! Which Bachelorette Season 7 Contestant Is the Hottest?” He has more than 1,130 votes, and chances are someone is voting repeatedly for him. (Ashley, is that you?) As a fan named “vallinmegvan” noted under his ABC profile, “He looks like Matthew Morrison from Glee, but better looking :-).” Seriously, we’ll take him if Ashley passes.