THE BASICS

What is your name/nicknames?

Ryan but my family has called me Smokey since I was a child.

What do you do at Shift?

I work as a Front of House Assistant, meaning that I deal with billing, insurance, scheduling and other inquiries for our clinicians at Shift.

What are your academic credentials?

I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Alberta and I am currently working towards a Master’s in Psychology from City University of Seattle.

Do you have any pets?

Not yet. But we do babysit my partner’s parent’s dog quite often. He is a 5 year old Havanese and is absolutely adorable and a lot of fun.

THE RANDOM

What is your favourite food?

So many! I love any type of seafood and my favorite dishes are authentic thin crust Italian pizza and pesto chicken with sundried tomato pasta.

What is a skill you are working on currently?

Procrastination. Being in a Master’s program it’s definitely something I can no longer get away with too often anymore.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to watch movies with my partner, go for walks, play hockey, baseball, and curling and I really enjoy playing card and board games.

What is your dream car?

A new one! I have never had a brand new car and I am hoping to buy one after I finish university.

What is your go-to for a good laugh?

Watching any kind of animal videos, watching sitcoms, and pretending that I can write songs and sing even though I can’t.