Ian was born in and raised in South Portland, Maine where he attended the University of Southern Maine. After moving to Brooklyn, NY, he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Upon graduation, Ian found work in professional theater, as well as film and television.
During his time in New York City, he created and hosted a pub trivia game for six years.
During that time, be became the host of a monthly trivia segment on Lex and Terry. Two years later, in January 2012, Ian was hired as the news director for Lex and Terry in Dallas, Texas.