Ryan Butler grew up in Douglasville, Ga, a suburb west of Atlanta. As a child, Ryan spent most of his time playing baseball, until at the age of 7 he took his first trip to the local skating rink. Ryan immediately picked up a pair of skates and never looked back. He soon found his love and passion for skating, and not long after was introduced to jamskating at the age of 11. He instantly became intrigued with what he saw, and became inspired to get involved in a new activity. He set a goal to be the best he could be, and after only 2 years of jamskating, at the age of 13, Ryan was offered a sponsorship from Vanilla Skate Co. He had already accomplished one of his biggest dreams, which was to obtain a spot on the Vanilla Team. Now Ryan strives to inspire the new members of the jamskating community to step outside of their boundaries, and always try to be better than they were the day before. Ryan, himself, still works to achieve his highest goals in skating. He’s always bettering himself, expanding his skills, and being the best he can be.