RYAN ELDER was born in Minneapolis MN, raised in St. Paul MN and will die in bed, like in that movie Big Fish but without the annoying son. Birthed directly into a snowbank, the afterbirth freezing nearly immediately to his face, Ryan's love for music flowered early. Violin at age 5, guitar at age 12, piano at age 18, turntables at age 25, he discarded them all in the hopes of finding an instrument he'd actually be able to play. All this failure to practice netted Ryan a job writing the nation's favorite jingles. Although he has no desire to teach the world to sing, Ryan is quite excited to be a part of the Losting crew.