Ryan has been with Athletics for Kids for almost 9 years and was elected President in late 2016. Ryan lists his three beautiful daughters as his top three accomplishments, and keeps busy these days coaching them in hockey, soccer and softball. All three are avid swimmers, and love family bike rides and walking the new addition to the family, Baxter – a Boston Terrier puppy.
Ryan was an active kid himself, being heavily involved in hockey, baseball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, etc. He played Junior hockey and baseball locally here in BC, earning a trip to the Junior Baseball National Championships in Kitchener Ontario with the Delta Dodgers in his rookie season.
Ryan went on to play hockey in Boston with the Wentworth Leopards, as part of the ECAC Northeast division of the NCAA He finished up his University degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia.
He has his Dad listed as his hero, due in part to the time and effort committed to supporting his sports dreams as a kid - playing the role of coach, cheerleader, team manager, chauffer, just to list a few. Ryan, along with his wife of almost 14 years Robin, are actively involved in all their girls sports activities as they are both a product of a life enriched by sport.
As a passionate lover of all things sport, Ryan thoroughly enjoys taking full advantage of his opportunity to give back through his time with Athletics for Kids. He loves working with the A4K board to find new partnerships and avenues to raise more money and awareness to support more kids in BC – supporting our collective goal of ensuring all BC children can participate in organized sport.
Inspired by others and passionate about “team”, he is always looking to surround himself with talented and positive people and does his best to share Athletics for Kids with others. Anyone looking for an extremely rewarding platform to give back and help BC kids get active and enjoy the sport they love should connect with Ryan and discuss all the opportunities A4K can provide – from event volunteering to our corporate sponsorship committee to our digital marketing committee!