Ryan Huffman and Kyle Reese are both Project Managers at UBC Infrastructure Development, Project Services. They joined the Project Services team in 2013. They joke that at the time, people at the office were constantly mistaking them. They suspect it’s because they sat beside each other — or maybe because each of their names contained four letters. Whatever the reason, their names seem to be inseparably linked.
Ryan studied electrical and mechanical engineering at BCIT for three years then completed his undergraduate degree in Ontario in mechanical engineering. For the first seven years of his career he worked primarily in the industrial sector. Some of those experiences include designing and manufacturing fiberglass reinforced plastic equipment and working for a major paper tissue group.
Kyle completed his mechanical engineering degree in the United States before working for an energy services firm for three years, which took him all across America working on various environmental conservation projects. He changed career paths by moving to Vancouver as a design engineer before beginning work at UBC in 2011 with the campus sustainability office.
Ryan: I love travelling. I’ve been doing it since I graduated from high school, and I am now up to 46 different countries and I hope it continues to climb.
What I love to do the most is mountain biking, and this allows me to travel around this beautiful province exploring gorgeous mountains and terrain. Mostly I love barreling down the North Shore mountains on my downhill bikes.
Kyle: These days, I’m mostly hanging out with my wife and two kids. My kids are two and three years old, which means constant running, playing, learning, teaching, and correcting. I have to be careful, sometimes, not to project manage my kids. I’m also in the beginning stage of training for my first half-marathon.
Kyle: My kids are two and three years old, which means constant running, playing, learning, teaching, and correcting. I have to be careful, sometimes, not to project manage my kids.
Ryan and Kyle are heading into their fourth year at UBC Infrastructure Development, Project Services, where they continue to work on compelling projects. Whether they are managing the development of buildings or exploring the relationship between community and education, they bring their breadth of skill and expertise to the UBC Vancouver campus.