Ian’s dad taught him the fundamentals of marksmanship during the long Midwest winter months while shooting small-bore in the basement range of his grade-school. This lead to a lasting interest in all things related to precision marksmanship. Ian later earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Wisconsin and fostered a career specializing in weapon, munition, armor, and sighting system design. Ian started shooting F-class in 2010 and, since then, has earned a seventh-place finish or better, individually, in four of the last five F-class US National Championships. He has broken a few US National Records along the way and has helped win gold medals while team shooting in the 2015 US Nationals, the 2016 East Coast US Nationals, and the 2016 Canadian F-Class Nationals. He also placed 17th overall individually in the 2013 F-Class World Championships. When not competing, Ian enjoys metal and woodworking, and building his own rifles. Ian currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his lovely and supportive wife, Beka, and works as a Senior Engineer for Vortex Optics.