Ryan was born in Mississauga, Ontario and grew up in the Etobicoke region of Toronto. He attended the University of Waterloo and received his undergraduate degree in Honours Kinesiology with a minor in human nutrition. After graduating, he briefly worked as a Kinesiologist in Toronto and soon returned to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry to receive his doctorate.
During the course of his studies, Ryan was selected for an internship at LASIK MD in Toronto and completed his primary care and ocular disease externships in Kelowna, Northern Ontario, and Salt Lake City. He has also volunteered with the iCare International program to provide eye exams to locals in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
In clinic, Ryan has a particular interest in fitting specialty contact lenses and the treatment of ocular disease. While outside of the office, he enjoys snowboarding, cycling, hiking, playing hockey, and reading up on astronomy.
Ryan is excited to become part of the team and community, and is eager to see all that British Columbia has to offer.