Hi, I'm Ian
Born in Portland, Ore, in an era known as "Back to the Land," which made an early childhood impression of lumberjacks and hot-spring-skinny-dipping hippies.
I grew up riding horses with sister at great-grandma's ranch. Worked through college as horse wrangler in the Rockies. Lived with wild mustangs. Got hit by lightning. Rattled around the West in a pickup truck named the Grey Ghost. Made documentary films, started a non-profit to teach others how to tell their stories through documentary.
Now, I go on adventures for Oregon Public Broadcasting, collecting stories. Restore historic cabins. Savor copious amounts of morning coffee. Scale glaciated Cascade peaks. Sip bourbon while staring at campfires. Call grandma.
Conspiring with fellow creatives for collaborations.
Interviews for podcasts, radio, publications.
Requests for guest speaking at universities and for organizations.
Requests for reprinting, publishing, using my original work.
Kind words of encouragement. Sharing this personal stuff isn't easy!