Ryan Christopher James was born on October 3, 1993 to Carri Ann James and George Ryan James in Portland Oregon. He had two older sisters, Ashlyn and Taylor. Ryan welcomed his son Ryder into the world on 12/12/13. Ryan married his wife Ashley on June 11, 2021 and became a family with his stepdaughter Bailee and son Ryder. Ryan had been a Union Ironworker for just over 5 years and had just been accepted to the Elevators Union. He was also working on getting his Associates Degree through Mt. Hood Community College. When he had free time he enjoyed riding dirt bikes, snowboarding, spending time on the water, playing golf and poker as well as playing x-box. Ryan had such an adventurous spirit and was so full of life. There will be a celebration of life on November 18, 2023 in Portland, OR.