Mr. Ryan has over 15 years of professional and operational experience in environmental preparedness, planning and emergency response operations, exercises and training. He has demonstrated expertise in providing emergency environmental response and crisis mapping using ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, Microsoft Office, and marine oil spill modeling software. He showcased his organization and management expertise in numerous domestic and international GIS projects throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and internationally in Nova Scotia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, and Brazil.
Mr. Ryan successfully managed a team of 16 data specialists, was the designated trainer and coordinator for a team of 60+ data specialists that achieved top results with numerous mapping and database projects. His leadership ensured weekly project benchmarks and that goals were met. Mr. Ryan was part of a team that constructed a quality control system for multiple mapping projects. His keen attention to detail in analyzing satellite imagery resulted in the digitation of key map features for use in data analysis and database schemes.
Mr. Ryan’s expert ability and experience with emergency response operations, GPS data collection, and vessel navigation were key contributors to successful operations during Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and multiple spills in Puget Sound. He was Project Lead for state mandated Wildlife Rehabilitation Response Project and assisted with a feasibility study for GIS application to oil spill response readiness and logistics with outside vendors working seamlessly with State environmental agencies to perform a Geographic Response Plan Reconnaissance and Evaluation. He has demonstrated ability in data development/assembly during the design and execution of worst-case scenario drills and table-top exercises utilizing his technical and organizational skills. He has demonstrated skill using ESRI and ArcGIS during real events and simulated exercises in an Incident Command System environment and perform research and written reports on environmental and natural disasters.