How long in CO: Since 2006
With DRE Since: 2014
Favorite River: Day Trip-Bailey / Overnight-Gates of Lodore
Known for taking to the river in any craft that’ll float, Ian originally got his start paddling the lakes of Michigan in a kayak. Once he got his roll down, Ian relocated to North Carolina for a job as a raft guide and more paddling opportunities in general. Ian made his way to Colorado in 2006 and joined the DRE team as our warehouse manager in 2014. Chapstick, beer and the occasional margarita are the things Ian can’t boat without, and when looking for a quick paddling session he often finds himself on Baily of the South Platte, a true gem of big and technical water located in the front range.