Ryan is Secwépemc from St’uxwtéws (Bonaparte Indian Band, Secwepémc Nation) where he has been elected Kukpi7 (Chief).
Ryan is a firm believer that connectivity and access to technology will empower our people to re(main) connect(ed) to their land-based culture and identity while holding a fulfilling and stimulating technology career. He believes their contributions will be invaluable to other Nations and societies we are integrated with.
Ryan is also a husband, father, brother, long-distance runner, hunter, fisher, berry-picker, root-digger, thinker and builder. He is a stay-at-home father and provider of traditional foods for those without access.