Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Ian earned a civil engineering degree from the University of Waterloo in 1985. He co-owned and operated a soil testing laboratory while doing his PhD in soil physics at the University of Guelph. Upon graduation he worked as a research scientist at Agriculture Canada for two years before pursuing a career in the crop protection industry which brought him to the USA in 1995. Ian became a US citizen in 2005.
In the 80s and 90s Ian X-country skied and bicycled competitively, and he has always enjoyed canoeing, camping and hiking. The onset of MS symptoms in 2004, and the gradual loss of mobility, have resulted in a significantly modified lifestyle and he now rides a recumbent tricycle and has taken up pool, competing in two national leagues. When he first saw the OGO he understood that it would be the perfect tool to help overcome the mobility limitations resulting from MS. He knows that the OGO personal mobility device will be a major lifestyle improvement for people requiring mobility assistance and is looking forward to helping as many people as possible “Grab Life by the Wheels” and experience the freedom and mobility that the OGO offers.
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