Ian's background combines business development, filmmaking and military service. His award-winning projects have screened at Cannes, SXSW, Milan, Palm Springs, and Seattle International film festivals. 

Ian created content for Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Viacom, a Telly Award-winning children's interactive programs, and the opening ceremonies of the Taekwondo World Championships at the Verizon Arena. In 2015 Ian was awarded a U.S. patent he authored for RANDIAN, a media tech company he co-founded. 


Ian has an MBA from Penn State University and was awarded Alumni of Notable Achievement from the University of Minnesota, where he earned a BA in theater.


He is a member of the DGA (Directors Guild of America) and served as a co-chair alternate for the Asian American Committee from 2020-2021. Ian is currently living in Aix En Provence, France, where he is shooting a film and studying for a Masters degree in International Relations from the Institut Américain Universitaire.