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Top 20 Under 40 - NW Recognized


A huge congratulations to Ryan Irving and Krystin Kempton, lawyers at Nixon Wenger LLP, for being named two of the Top 20 Under 40 in Greater Vernon!

The recognition event held at Marten Brew Pub on November 23rd was presented by KPMG and the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Congrats to all of the winners! To view the complete list of all 20 bios, click here. 

Krystin is a lawyer at Nixon Wenger LLP with a general solicitor’s practise. She grew up in Kakabeka Falls, Ontario and studied political science at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Krystin attended law school at Queen’s University and received a certificate in international business law studying at the Bader International study centre in the U.K. By fast tracking law school, Krystin spent her final semester skiing in Revelstoke. Krystin has worked in the legal industry for 13.5 years, progressing from a receptionist at a law firm at the age of 18 to a legal assistant and then to a lawyer by the age of 25. Prior to moving to Vernon, Krystin practiced corporate and securities law at a national law firm in Vancouver. At Nixon Wenger, Krystin advises corporate and individual clients on corporate and commercial transactions, lending and borrowing, wills and estates, real estate and land development matters. Krystin previously stood on the board of governors for Lakehead University and is currently in her second term as a director for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce, North Okanagan Cycling Society and the Downtown Vernon Association. Krystin loves mountain biking, skiing, volleyball and helping people.

Ryan grew up in Vernon and graduated from Kalamalka High School. During high school, he played baseball and raced with the Vernon Ski Club.  Following high school, he moved to Victoria to attend the University of Victoria where he completed an undergraduate degree in Political Science. Ryan then took two years off to travel and work as a sport fishing guide in the Haida Gwaii.  In 2007, he moved to Vancouver to attend law school at UBC. After graduating from law school, Ryan practiced in Vancouver for four years before moving back to Vernon in 2015. Ryan is married with two young children and can think of no better place to raise a family than here in Vernon.   




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