Ian is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture in 1998, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Science and Engineer in 2006. Ian served in the United States Navy for 11 years where he spent most of his career working on ship repair projects. He has worked in the private sector on a variety of government infrastructure projects. He currently works as a Senior Engineer at Rocky Mountain Power in the Resource Development group. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Utah. Ian lives in Murray, Utah with his wife and two sons. He also enjoys the outdoors, various endurance sports, and supporting the community through church activities.