Ian’s business career began in the resort industry working with Intrawest Corporation in Whistler, B.C., where he managed part of the Whistler Mountain Ski School and later worked on sales and marketing with the real estate division. He was the Sales Director of Club Intrawest and then became a Real Estate Launch Specialist with Sapera (Intrawest’s predecessor to Playground) working on projects in Whistler, California, and Colorado. In 2001, Ian established his own real estate sales & marketing business, taking on projects first in Canada: Victoria, Pender Island, Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Okanagan Golf Club and Silver Star Ski Resort. In addition to projects in Canada, Ian has managed major resort projects in Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. Many of his real estate endeavors have successfully resulted in project sellouts.