Ryan is the Sr. Regional Manager for Emergency Management BC in the Vancouver Island Region, leading a team of 6 in supporting First Nations and local authorities through all phases of emergency management. Over a 15+ year career in emergency management, Ryan has worked at the federal, provincial, and local government levels in 4 provinces. Prior to his current role, Ryan was the Emergency Program Coordinator for the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District for 9 years. Ryan has a Bachelors in Applied Disaster and Emergency Studies from Brandon University in Brandon, MB, but is very happy to be settled now in Saanich, where he spent his formative years.