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A native of the Santa Ynez Valley for the past 30 years and a Solvang resident since 2006, Ryan Toussaint has also owned and operated an Information Technology business in the Valley for the last 10 years. He loves the warm hospitality of this small yet mighty town.
Ryan’s passion for business and technology manifested during his teenage years. Before completing high school, he studied at UCSB and became qualified as a Microsoft Systems Engineer and went on to own his own IT business by age 19. Today the majority of his customers are small and medium size local enterprises.
He is by no means a politician but he can offer a fresh face with a new innovative perspective to ongoing issues the council has been facing over the years. Ryan would like to see guidelines developed to ensure sound financial planning and accountability to avoid excess spending following best business practices and logistics.
Today, Ryan Toussaint and his company not only develop and implement IT solutions for clients in a multitude of fields, but also provide a broad range of business advisory and consulting services.
Ryan is a black belt in judo and when he has spare time he enjoys spending his time teaching Judo at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also dabbles in making wine and has branded his wine, "Toussaint." His barrels currently include Sangiovese, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Cabernet, and Tempranillo. He is also looking at doing some creative blends.