Ryan Lubbers grew up in Grandville, went to Calvin College, and graduated in 1992. He was a middle school teacher in Grandville from 1996 to 2011 when he moved to the high school to teach Chemistry and Physics. He obtained a masters degree in education from Grand Valley State University and continues to learn about teaching though daily practice. He is married and has 3 lovely children, the oldest of which is currently attending his alma mater, Calvin College. His hobbies include boating, hunting, and home brewing while painting houses during the summer months.