Ian grew up in Northern California where his love for the outdoors was first birthed. Ever since he bought his first board and wet-suit at age ten, Ian has loved playing in the water. His love for rivers ignited when his brother introduced him to white-water canoeing in 2001. Ian’s connection to Colorado and the San Juan Mountains began in 2003, where he is now a full-time student and a professional Snowboard and Ski instructor. Having led several humanitarian efforts to remote Himalayan mountain regions over the past seven years, Ian’s passion for people and the outdoors is evident in everything he does.