Ryan Hite was born in Conifer, Colorado and moved to a suburb of Denver called Littleton. At the end of tenth grade, he converted to the Catholic Church. Throughout his years attending Chatfield Senior High School and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, he had many adventures, which he talks about in his book. He is currently attending the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying environmental design with some studies in religious studies and business administration. His spiritual journey is the foundation of his life, and he does not regret anything that has happened in the past, because he uses it to guide his future. He is a deist in religious beliefs and he is a Libertarian in political beliefs.