Ryan Mau was born in Illinois and raised in Brainerd, Minnesota. He attended University of North Dakota for aviation during his freshman year and then transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University after earning his private pilot license in Minnesota. He is studying Aeronautical Sciences at ERAU and is currently working on his commercial license.
Ryan loves spending time with his girlfriend, skiing, snowmobiling, ice hockey, surfing, and watching his home team (the Vikings) play football. He is also passionate about pursuing his dream of becoming a fighter pilot for the Air Force National Guard.