Ryan Sistad represents a dynamic group of young professionals who advocate for responsible industrial development in Northern Minnesota by supporting projects that are strategic in growing Minnesota's economy while also protecting the environment. 
Ryan was born in Fosston, in Northwestern Minnesota, but grew up in Southern Minnesota where he lived in both Mankato and Northfield Minnesota before graduating high school. 

Ryan attended college at UND in Grand Forks and studied Business Management. He moved to Duluth in the fall of 2014. Ryan was previously employed at Parsons Electric as an Estimator/Assistant Project Manager before working for Better In Our Back Yard. 

What is something you want everyone to know about Better in Our Backyard?

"That our goal is to educate the community on how important these projects are in creating future opportunities for young professionals looking to build their life and career in the region."