With a B.Sc and M.Sc in Biology, Ryan has extensive experience in impact assessment theory and practice and regularly participates in regulatory improvement initiatives throughout Canada and the Arctic. Ryan joined the NIRB as a Technical Advisor in 2007, later transitioning into the Director, Technical Services position in 2009 and again into the Executive Director position in 2011. As Executive Director he manages the daily operations of the NIRB, leading a team of talented professionals who advise the Board Members on numerous assessments and activities each year. Ryan also plays an active role in the activities of the Nunavut Marine Council (NMC), assisting in the development of NMC recommendations to Government on issues affecting the marine areas of Nunavut. Outside the office, Ryan enjoys spending time at his cabin on the Dease Strait or making music with his friends in Cambridge Bay.