Ryan Thomas Smith was born and raised in a small Ohio town on the shore of Lake Erie. After graduating from Ohio University, and working in his family's local business, he decided to follow his passion. In 2002, he and his wife Mindy sold everything they owned and moved to New York City where Ryan attended the prestigious New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan. After his formal training, he worked with some of the areas top firms as both Project Manager and Senior Designer. In 2016, he founded RTS Interior Design, LLC. which is based in Greenwich. His mission as a designer is to always put his clients' wishes first. In the end, it is the client that will live in the space, and they need to feel comfortable throughout the project. The goal is always to create a space that exceeds the clients' wishes for both form and function.