Hailing from the city of champions, Ian enjoyed his childhood adventuring in Boston’s suburbs and learned to sail on the waters of the mighty Charles River. From there he attended the University of Rhode Island, from where he graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering with a specialization in autonomous vehicle and instrumentation design. While at university, Ian got involved with the volunteer emergency medical services corps on campus and earned an EMT-B license. Since graduation he has been working on the water for the Block Island Ferry Company and working on the streets of Providence, Rhode Island as an EMT.