Ian came to work at MAKERS after completing the University of Washington’s Master of Urban Planning degree program in June of 2017. At UW, Ian specialized in Urban Design and housing. He was able to explore these subjects in depth while studying in Copenhagen, Denmark on a grant funded by the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program during fall 2016.
Ian grew up in the Seattle area, studied International Affairs at Lewis & Clark College and served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. He is enthusiastic about helping to understand and shape the growth of cities and communities and enjoys the puzzle-solving of planning complex facilities. Outside of work he rides his bike, eats seasonal fruit, and explores the city.