An Asheville native, Ian was born and raised in the mountains of WNC. Growing up here he’s enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities; snowboarding, hiking, and rafting are among some of his favorites. For as long as he can remember, Ian has been extremely active; starting organized sports at the early age of 5. Involved in many sports, baseball was his first passion. Ian went on to play high school, college, and even professional baseball. Despite his career being over, Ian continues to play ball in the form of men’s slow pitch softball. On the weekends he plays with the traveling ministry team, “Crossfire”. Ian considers his relationship with Jesus Christ as the most important thing in his life; then following his wife (Hollynn) and son (Ezra). When he’s not spending time with his family or on a ball field you can typically find him in the gym. Having been an athlete his whole life, CrossFit was a natural transition from his “official” playing days.
In 2016 Ian Joined BlueRidge CrossFit and hasn’t looked back.
Credentials: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, HDS Trainer Development Program
Education: B.S. of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in P.E. & Psychology (USC Upstate)
Philosophy: “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23). “Live simply, train purposely, laugh frequently, and love intentionally”. “Never stop playing”.