Ryan goes after what he wants. Determined and undaunted by the prospect of an uncertain future, he left secure employment in his hometown of Trail, British Columbia, to follow his dream of using the law to empower employees and foster well-functioning workplaces. Ryan combines this focus and commitment with genuine compassion for his clients, who appreciate the time and attention he devotes to their employment concerns.
An advocate for workplace diversity and inclusion, Ryan is passionate about his human rights practice and his work with employees who have faced discrimination on the job. He also developed a keen interest in labour relations during a past internship with the United Steelworkers union in Kamloops, which represents mineworkers in Logan Lake. Ryan rounds out his formidable skillset with a solicitor’s background in corporate/commercial law, where he gained valuable insight into the business and operational issues facing BC’s employers.
Ryan’s advocacy efforts date back to his time in law school at Thompson Rivers University, where he was actively involved with both the Society of Law Students and the TRU OUTLaws (which represents the rights and interests of LGBTQ+ law students). When not working, he is likely to be found enjoying BC’s great outdoors, hiking, camping or running. A Kootenay native, Ryan grew up skiing and is a trained ski instructor. A fan of all of BC’s interior mountain resorts, he remains partial to his home hill of Red Mountain in Rossland.