Ian grew up in Santa Barbara, California, often spending the entire day at the beach. Between the coast and backpacking trips in the Sierras, he developed a deep connection with nature. His journey to share nature with others has taken him from teaching at Montessori schools and outdoor summer camps, to taking highschoolers around Ecuador and the Galapagos. He just finished a year of teaching Kindergarten, and is ready to take the classroom outside! Attending primitive skills gatherings has captivated him and helped guide his passion to build connection with nature, himself, and those around him, and to help others do the same! Ian also enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, dancing, photography, art, and gardening. He is looking forward to sharing laughs, smiles and good times in nature with Primitive Pursuits this summer!