Ryan Cangiolosi was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He has a 21-year-old daughter, Kaylee, who is currently studying Marketing and Communications. Ryan is a graduate of the University of New Mexico where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Business Administration. Ryan previously worked for Harvey E. Yates Jr. as Vice President of Business operations at Jalapeno Corporation, an energy production company and as Executive Director of the Republican Party of NM before becoming Governor Susana Martinez’s Campaign Manager and then Deputy Chief of Staff. He works at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center as the Director of Economic & Community Development. He is also a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.