Ian is a consulting forester and resource manager with personal and professional experience in North America, Central and South America, and Africa. His principal interests lie in improving conservation and forest management practices related to tropical forests. Most recently he has served as an auditor for forest carbon offset projects with the Rainforest Alliance. He has also collaborated on a variety of forestry and natural resource management projects in both Amazonia, and the temperate hardwood forests of the Northeastern United States. These projects have included modeling the carbon sequestration potential of various tropical agroforestry systems in Brazil for the Nature Conservancy’s Global Climate Change Team, and designing and participating in several forest inventories in New England to plan timber sales based on natural regeneration. His forestry work is complemented by his interest in performing social assessments pertaining to natural resource management. In 2010 he was a Fellow of the EcoTrust Foundation and the Yale Tropical Resources Institute where we he designed and conducted a socioeconomic assessment within the Tumucumaque Indigenous Reserve in Brazil under the auspices of the Conservation Strategy Fund, the Amazon Conservation Team, and a local indigenous association of Tumucumaque (APITIKATXI). In addition, Ian has over five years of work experience related to conservation, cultural strengthening, and capacity building within indigenous lands in Brazil, Suriname and Colombia through his work with the Amazon Conservation Team. Ian received his Masters degree in Forestry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a focus on tropical forest and resource management, and received his B.A. from Colgate University where he concentrated in Native American Studies. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.