Born and raised in Victoria, Ryan grew up in Broadmead. Staying in the community to pursue his athletic career, he trained with the National Swim centre for over 15 years. He received a BA in Psychology from UVic, and later a Professional Certification in Project Management from Stanford University. Having been an athlete for most of his life, Ryan recognizes the importance of community involvement and support, and has volunteered with groups on both the local and national level. Currently, he is a proud supporter of Special Olympics Canada, Community Living Victoria, KidSport, and Classroom Champions.
Considered one of the best athletes of his generation, Ryan represented Canada at 3 Olympic Games, winning 2 Olympic medals in the process. As a 4-time Commonwealth Games champion and 10-time World Championship medalist, Ryan dedicated himself to the sport of swimming and took a leadership role on the national team for over a decade. From a young age he pushed himself and those around him towards results, always striving for excellence and professionalism.
Following his athletic career, Ryan worked as the Director of Business Development at Synchronous, a Canadian based software company specializing in manufacturing and distribution for numerous companies throughout North America. There, he lead his team to a 600% increase in sale leads year over year.
During any spare time Ryan is able to enjoy, he loves the active community and west coast lifestyle Victoria provides for him. Ryan is an avid paddle boarder, cyclist, and runner when the weather permits and will never turn down the opportunity to try a new restaurant. Going hand-in-hand with his passion for real estate, Ryan appreciates seeing how other parts of the world live and loves learning and exploring different cultures. Although he values the opportunity to travel, nowhere in the world makes him happier than his beautiful home city that he is excited to share with future clients.