Ryan Brainard, aka The Brain, was born and raised in Anamosa. He grew up on a farm, where his family raised cattle, and grew corn and soybeans. Ryan attended Kirkwood Community College on a music scholarship, but it was an internship at KHAK in 1995 that changed everything. He was eventually hired part time on weekends, moved to nights and then to the morning show in 1999. He's been there ever since. Ryan also met his wife Holly at Kirkwood. They married in 1999 and have 3 children, Chase, Carly and Cayleigh. They currently reside in Marion. Ryan enjoys playing softball and golf, and loves his Green Bay Packers! He also routes for the Cardinals during baseball season. Ryan loves living and raising his children in Eastern Iowa, and hopes to be a part of KHAK country for years to come!