Ian grew up on the California Central Coast where he spent much of his childhood outdoors hiking with family and playing sports. He received his Bachelor's degree in Wildlife from Humboldt State, graduating summa cum laude in 2016. Since 2015, Ian has worked on a variety of projects where he has, among other things, collared and tracked North American porcupines using VHF and GPS telemetry and performed mark-recapture studies of federally endangered giant kangaroo rats and state threatened San Joaquin antelope squirrels. In addition to his field work, Ian has experience with a variety of GIS tools including ArcGIS, QGIS and R.
In April, 2017 Ian joined the Sequoia Riverlands Trust team as a wildlife technician. He looks forward to working towards a world where people and nature coexist sustainably. Ian lives in Paso Robles with his wife Brianna who works as the wildlife biologist for the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and together they enjoy traveling, wildlife-ing and spending time in the many beautiful outdoor spaces in California and beyond.