A trained actor, singer, visual artist, writer and teacher, Ian completed his degree in Drama at Queen’s and B. Ed at the University of Toronto. This was interspersed with working as an interpretive naturalist at Presqu’ile and Algonquin Provincial Parks in Ontario where his interest in birds spread to other winged creatures and all aspects of the natural world. He also served as Senior Park Naturalist at Algonquin where he penned a wonderful article that was featured in Algonquin Park's long-standing newsletter, The Raven.
Ian has travelled to every Canadian province and territory as well as 15 countries, with his favourite trips including Yukon, Canada's Northwest Passage, the Canadian Maritimes, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Panama and the Yucatán peninsula.
Ian's infectious enthusiasm, extensive natural history knowledge and love for story-telling are combined with a quick wit to help make your next adventure both memorable and unique.
The Bay of Fundy and Grand MananAug 06-11, 2017 (6 days)
Canadian Arctic Expedition CruiseAug 13-23, 2017 (11 days)
Galapagos Islands: Darwin's Enchanted Isles Feb'18Feb 07-17, 2018 (11 days)
Bolivia & PeruApr 12-23, 2018 (12 days)
Iceland: More than Fire and Ice '18Jun 26 - Jul 06, 2018 (11 days)
Ian is a volunteer guide for the Ontario Field Ornithologists (Presqu'ile and Cobourg trips). He is also bringing Canadian history to life in Algonquin Park as playwright, director and actor with the Algonquin Arts Initiative.Memorable Moment
Fulfilling a childhood pipe dream of seeing Northern Bottlenose Whales along the ice edge in the Davis Strait during a Northwest Passage expedition in 2015.