DOB: 19 76, Red Bank, NJ. Height: 6’2”Weight: 165 lbs

Education: Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont.
Snowboarding since: 1988/89
Home Mountains: Whistler, BC/ Lake Louise, AB/ Jay peak, VT/ Mt Orford,PQ
Sponsors: · Arcteryx· Spark R & D · Whistler/blackcomb · Spline Snowboards · Clif Bar · Rude Boys Snowboard Shop · Cheetah Factory Racing

Sports/Hobbies: Surfing, Mountain Biking, climbing, skateboarding, lacrosse, woodworking

Videos: "The Backyard Project" - a self produced splitboarding web series released January 2014 ·Treetop Films “the Main Event” & “Fourplay” · WMH’s “OK Allright” & “Blank Generation” & "Snow" · DFI/Justin Ryan’s “Surveillance” · RPG films “The Mountain Man” · Gathering “Remote Control”

Contest Highlights:

·7th 2010 Winter Olympics Halfpipe , Vancouver, BC (canadian record for men's halfpipe)
· FIS World Cup Overall Halfpipe Champion 2010 (first canadian male to win the overall halfpipe title)
· 2nd FIS World Championships Halfpipe, Whistler, BC 2005
· 2nd Sims Championships Halfpipe, Whistler, BC 2000
· 21st 2006 Winter Olympics Halfpipe, Turin Italy
· 3 time Canadian Halfpipe Champion
· & a bunch of podium, top 5 and top 10 finishes from around the world to follow the above results. 

Justin spent 13 (or so) years as  memeber of the canadian halfpipe team (and a few on the boardercross team as well) and competed in halfpipe, slopetsyle, big air, boardercross, and quater pipe. He had the privilege to represent Canada through 2 Olympics (2006 and 2010) competing in halfpipe. In between competitions, he spent a lot of time freeriding and being in the backcountry. Since his last competition (World championships in 2013, Stoneham Quebec), Justin has focused a lot of energy on splitboarding and becoming a splitboard guide. In 2014 he produced and released "The Backyard Project" web series where he attempts to ride all 30 mountains you can see from his house in Squamish. Since 2014, he has focused on becoming a backcountry snowboard guide and is currently a Association of Canadian Mountain Guide assistan splitboard guide and a Canadian Ski Guide Association Level 2 guide and can be found guiding throughout BC. 

Justin has also recently started Spline Snowboards, which has a focus on freeride oriented snowboards and splitboards. He designs and makes each and every board from start to finish. 

In addition to furthering his current snowboarding goals, Justin spends time building wooden objects through 1080wood.com and spends a lot of time being a husband and father.