As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 2009
Ryan was born in Treherne, Manitoba in 1977. He graduated from Treherne Collegiate Institute in 1995 and from the Geomatics Technology program at the Red River College in 2004.
Articles were served under Craig Hughes, ALS from February 2006 to August 2007 and under Scott Brooks, ALS from August 2007 until he received his commission on March 24, 2009.
Since 2004, Ryan has been involved mostly in the oil & gas sector while employed with McElhanney Land Surveys (Alta.) Ltd. and Precision Geomatics Inc. of Calgary. He is currently employed with McElhanney Land Surveys (Alta.) Ltd. in Calgary.