In 2003 after graduating from the Holland College in Prince Edward Island, Ryan returned home to Fredericton, New Brunswick to establish a photography studio – Ryan Richard Photography. Throughout his academic and professional career, Ryan studied and worked with prominent photographers from both Canada and the United States. As an active member of the Maritime Professional Photographers Association, several of Ryan’s images were accepted into the MPPA's annual print show. Along with being nominated photographer of the year in 2003, Ryan's work has been published in Photo Life Magazine.
In 2007, Ryan was appointed Program Manager for Junior Achievement of Southeastern New Brunswick. Continuing his passion for entrepreneurship, Ryan has mentored hundreds of up and coming entrepreneurs in New Brunswick through Junior Achievement programs. Ryan is proud to be inspiring the next generation of business leaders for this province.