Chris Ryan ’01 Posted on December 11th, 2015 by

Chris Ryan ’01 writes, “A lot has happened in the past 15 years since graduating from GAC and my positive Gustavus experience has contributed significantly to everything.

2010 Co-founder & CEO of Shamrock Surgical, a cardiac surgical distribution business on the west coast supporting Medtronic and other technologies. (

2011 Co-founder & CEO of Insight Coffee Roasters with roastery and 4 cafes in the Sacramento area. ( Co-founded with fellow Gusties Wes Duke ’01 and Mike Ryan ’03 (my brother)

2014 Co-founder of Sun & Soil Juice Company ( serving organic cold pressed juice & nourishment to Sacramento

2015 Co-founder & CEO of a new boutique winery Bailarín Cellars. ( Wes Duke, fellow Gustie, is also partner is this exciting new venture.

Personal notes – married 2015 to Amanda (Copenhaver) Ryan in June in Woodinville, Washington.


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