From Florenceville, New Brunswick, Ryan graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a BBA and spent two years as a tour guide/ski lift operator in Alberta. He returned to New Brunswick and took an 8-5 position as an accountant in a cubicle. Kayaking has always been an interest as with many other outdoor activities; in 2008 he obtained his sea kayak certificates and then spent two years working in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which allowed him to travel to many parts of the world. While travelling, Ryan was able to make the decisions and plan to begin pursuing a career as a guide. He has spent the last two summers as a kayak guide on Grand-Manan Island, New Brunswick, working for Adventure High Inc. Ryan recently obtained his level 3 Paddle Canada skills. His goal is to present a fun, safe and enthusiastic atmosphere to all!