Ian’s connection to camping and the outdoors is deeply rooted in exploring the many mountain ranges surrounding his childhood home in California. Ian has spent much of his adult life leading participants of all ages in many disciplines of outdoor recreation and education. He was the Director of Camps and Classes at the Great Lakes Science Center in Ohio, Executive Director of the Bedford, Ohio YMCA, and Adventure Specialist for adjudicated youth for Lodegmakers. Along the way, he has been an outdoor education teacher, camp counselor and director, international trip leader, backcountry guide, canoe & kayak instructor, and more. Ian is a certified CPR/AED/ First Aid Instructor, Wilderness and Remote First Aid Instructor, American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor, American Camp Association Visitor, Lifeguard, Challenge Course Facilitator, and Leave No Trace Trainer. Ian earned his B.S. in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education from Brevard College in North Carolina, graduating Summa Cum Laude and M.A. from Prescott College in Adventure Education. When not at work, you can find Ian caving or surfing some whitewater along with his wife Stephanie and daughter Kaya.