Meet Ryan Byrne

Meet Ryan Byrne, Founder of 251 Media

251 Media Owner, Ryan Byrne

Ryan Byrne, Founder
251 Media

Ryan Byrne grew up in a family business, Byrne Auto Center, in the small town of Gorham, New Hampshire. As a teenager, Ryan learned how difficult it can be for a small family business to compete against corporate national chains. Always a champion for the underdog, he became fascinated with brainstorming ways in which agile, quick-to-adapt small businesses could not only survive, but thrive in the presence of lumbering corporate giants. But Ryan also had another love – performing music. Having been a part of the school band program from 4th grade all the way through his senior year of high school, Ryan pursued music when it came time for college. He studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for a year before going on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Immediately after college he took a position as a music teacher in rural northern New Hampshire not very far from his hometown. He taught for 6 years, but his desire to perform music professionally got the best of him, and in October of 2004, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. ¬†After a couple years of networking and gigging around Nashville, Ryan had the opportunity to become the bassist for newly-signed indie-label country artist, Stephen Cochran, with whom he has toured nationally and internationally since 2006. Ryan married his wife, Misha, in 2012 and they now make their home in Misha’s native city of Knoxville, Tennessee. Over the years, Ryan developed his skills in website building and social media marketing to promote his various musical and business projects. He also built websites and managed social media pages for his family’s business in New Hampshire. Perhaps because of his upbringing, Ryan always wanted to run his own business, and in late 2013, he founded 251 Media – which he named after Byrne Auto Center’s dealer (plate) number, 251. Still a champion for the underdog, Ryan Byrne d/b/a/ 251 Media ¬†specializes in affordable websites for small business owners and indie artists / musicians. Capitalizing on contacts made throughout his career and the resulting word-of-mouth business, Ryan is enjoying building websites for clients in Nashville and Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as clients in his home state of New Hampshire.