Ian traded in the clouds of his hometown, Portland, Oregon for the sunny slopes of Estes Park after completing culinary school in 2009. While Ian first fell in love with the mountains there, a desire to do a lot more skiing led him to relocate to Vail just over a year later.  After seven years pursuing a culinary career at Vail’s Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Ian made the move into short term rental and property management with InvitedHome.

Ian discovered Crested Butte after meeting his wife, Elora. Ian spent several years of his time in Vail working up the nerve to ask her out, and the two were married in October of 2018.  Elora’s siblings have been in and around Crested Butte for many years, and the new couple found themselves spending more and more time in the Gunnison Valley. They finally made the move to CB South in March of 2019, welcomed their daughter, Olive, in June of 2021, and continue to love living in the mountains in such a wonderful, close, community.  They enjoy rafting, skiing, camping, and, of course, spending every second they can with little Olive.