Ian was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.  It was there that his love for theatre first took root.  Whether it be Othello or In the Heights, he was always dying to see the next production at the Milwaukee REP theatre. 

He began training as an actor at First Stage Academy, and continued following his passion at Milwaukee High School of the Arts where he focused on theatre. It was there that he began writing, working with the Milwaukee Film Festival to develop his original screenplay "The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula."  He continued writing scripts for stage and screen throughout his college years at the University of Vermont. 

Double majoring in theatre and environmental science, Ian found himself drawn to creative projects with social and environmental value.  Thanks to the passion and support of his professors, this was also where he expanded upon his love for design and began working in earnest as s stage electrician, carpenter, and lighting designer.  Continuing from there, he has been working professionally as an actor, designer, and stage manager after graduating from UVM and moving to NYC.  

​It is his goal to create art that focuses on social and racial injustice in America; art that has the power of change.
Currently, Ian is working as a software developer in the entertainment industry.  Other recent positions include Lighting Designer and Production Stage Manager for Rooftop Musical Society's immersive production of  "The Wild Party," Virtual Stage Management for The Outer Loop Theatre Experience's streamed original production "Oneironaut",  Projection Designer for Columbia University's production of "GASP!" at Lenfest Center for the Arts, and as Lighting Designer/Stage Manager for "Fragile Explosions: The Nina Simone Musical" in the West Village.  
And check out Ian's voice acting in "Next Stop," an audio sitcom by Multitude Productions! 
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