Ryan Hennessy, double bass, was born and raised in Billings, Montana. He lives there now with his wife Keyleigh, daughter Eliana, and son Levi. Ryan is the Orchestra Director at Ben Steele Middle School in Billings, where he also coaches football. Ryan attended the University of Montana, receiving a Bachelors in Music Education in 2012. He plays with multiple symphonies across Montana, including Helena, Billings, Missoula, and Kalispell. Ryan is also an active player with the Yellowstone Chamber Players of Billings and this is his second season with the String Orchestra of the Rockies. Ryan enjoys hiking and softball, and he spends most of his free time with his family and woodworking.