Founder & Director
Ryan was raised in Nairobi, Kenya where his parents were teachers at an international school. After returning to Canada for high school, Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography, his Master of Arts degree in International Development, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geography and Environmental Management.
Through working in various relief and development projects throughout Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, and Mozambique, Ryan gained an appreciation for the local culture, language, and challenges that are currently facing sub-Saharan Africa. To meet these challenges, Ryan founded GIVE International in 2005 and is encouraged by the positive impact the organization is having.