When he’s not working on politics, Ian is busy running “Green Designs Landscaping,” his small business, through residential, commercial and strata properties in Coquitlam. Decades of experience have led him to his current state of independence, and he takes great pride in the quality of his craftmanship and respect towards sustainable, environmentally responsible projects.

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While not classically educated, Ian has spent several years abroad, living in Mexico, Australia and most recently, Brazil. This time overseas allowed him the opportunity to become fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese. He taught English as a Second Language in southern Brazil, where he got married before returning to Canada to start his work with landscaping and politics.

Though much of his time is spent volunteering with youth organizations and environmental movements, he takes great joy in spending time with his dog Zoey (seen above), visiting the local craft breweries, hiking on Burke Mountain and playing his ukulele.