Mr Ryan comes from a far, far away land named... Birmingham. He grew up in the UK, though was brought up in the Irish diaspora and developed a taste for multiculturalism at a young age. He's been fortunate enough to experience living on 3 different continents (so far) and has visited 50+ countries. His work in international schools brought him to Hong Kong, Mexico City and finally Valencia before arriving at Woodfall. He loves learning languages and learning about new cultures and communities around the world. His first name, Thomas, comes from the Aramaic language (a language spoken in Jesus' time) and means 'twin'. He has yet to unravel what this means for him but perhaps you could be on the lookout for any possible doppelgangers!