Ryan was born and raised on the family farm in Melita, Manitoba. He is active in sports but mostly enjoys being a father of two children, daughter Adyson and son Ardan. Ryan has been a Vice President, Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities for over 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba with a major in Finance. As a proud Manitoban, Ryan is highly involved in many local charities, regularly donating time and money. He has been on the Board of several foundations and chaired numerous foundation dinners.