Ryan Morris. 40-40

Age: 36

Ryan Morris is the Safety Manager at SibayneStillwater. He graduated from Montana Tech in Butte, and has a passion for the mining industry and the state's history. 

Hometown: White Sulphur Springs, Montana

Working as a safety manager at a large mine must be a stressful job. What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

I feel the most challenging aspect of my job is keeping up with everything in a very dynamic workplace. Things can change very fast and even short time frames away can make it challenging to catch up.

How did you choose your career?

A career working with people where you can have a positive influence is a good fit for me and working in safety and health requires both to be effective.

Why do you love coming to work?

My coworkers are open, honest, and down-to-earth which makes me look forward to coming to work.

What is the most interesting part of your job?

I find it interesting how every day brings new opportunities and most of the challenges that come up are centered on a desire to improve.

What is something about you that most people don’t know or realize?

I have two Labradors that sound like a cross between a pig and a goose when they talk.

 What would you be doing if this job didn’t exist?

I would likely be working in the field of safety and health in another industry.

Why have you chosen to make your home in Montana?

I grew up in Montana and I would like to always have my home in Montana. Family and friends are close; I enjoy having all four seasons, outdoor activities, and the character of Montana residents.

What is one piece of advice you give to others and why?

Stay open minded – because you don’t know everything and there might be more there than what you believe.

Who is your inspiration?

I have been inspired by those in my life who have taken a chance on me and I don’t want to let them down.  

What is one thing still on your list of goals to complete in the future?

I want to become the best version of myself - and learn how to play the piano.

11. What is one of your guilty pleasures?

Being on a golf course with friends and cold beverages.