He began his hospitality career in Ann Arbor during his time at the University of Michigan.  Ian worked at Vinology for a period before moving to Aspen Colorado, where he studied and grew his craft. Ian has spent extensive time in Europe studying wines and winemakers, he is a liquor specialist, has his Sommelier degree, and is published in Aspen Magazine and Liquor.com.

In his spare time enjoys studying Food and Beverage, snowboarding, hiking, water-sports, travel, rowing, soccer, reading, and karaoke. He loves listening to all types of music and has quite the extensive library in both reading and music.