Prior to joining Open Sky, Ian gained outdoor experience camping and leading friends into the woods on adventures. He also has experience working in team settings as a bike racer.
Ian was drawn to work in wilderness therapy to share his love of camping and enchantment of the outdoors with others. He longed to stay in the Durango area doing something meaningful and joined Open Sky as a field guide in 2020. Ian values the opportunity to see changes in students when they take on responsibilities and grow as leaders in the team. Ian’s greatest strength is the energy he is able to sustain. On breaks, he runs to future campsites and scouts the area so the team can have a smooth hike.
During his time off, Ian runs, skis, bikes, hangs out with friends, explores paranormal activity, plays at the river, and climbs tall mountains.