Rhys started his EMS career in 2005 when he began working as a PCP in Claresholm for Chinook EMS. In 2008, he went to the University of Calgary and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2013. During that time, he continued to practice as a PCP until 2014 when he started with AHS EMS, first in the Calgary Suburban Rural setting, and then with Calgary Metro. Currently, Rhys is an assistant supervisor in Calgary. While on a reassignment due to injury in 2016 he published a research paper for AHS EMS Fleet on the reasons and mitigation strategies for ambulance crashes in Southern Alberta. Rhys is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys river surfing, climbing, and ice climbing in Alberta. His wife is also in EMS as an ACP and Assistant Supervisor in Calgary.