“This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” – John Steinbeck

Ian is tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and an experienced political activist and community organizer. He is passionate about local environmental and social justice and is dedicated to help combat climate change through large-scale restoration efforts. He brings an invaluable combined experience of environmental policy advocacy work, restoration ecology, and conservation and emergency response skills. He’s worked with a myriad of organizations including the National Parks Trail Service, Food Not Bombs, climate change advocacy groups, and Clallam County Conservation District. Ian’s hard work and motivation has earned him the Presidential Service Award in Environmental Stewardship. He is working towards an advanced degree in natural resource management and restoration ecology.

Certifications, Licenses, Training:
F.E.M.A – Incident Command System & National Incident Management System
NOLS – Wilderness First Responder
• National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician
• National Park Service Chainsaw training
• Respiratory Protection for Users
• Occupational Leadership
• A-100 Basic Aviation Safety
• A-110 Basic Transportation of Hazardous Materials
• A-200 Mishap Review
• A-116 General Awareness Security Training


• Bachelors of Arts in Music Performance from Hastings College