Howdy, I’m Ian.

I’m an Emergency Management expert for the Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

You can find me elsewhere on the internet @airplaneian.

As a Red Cross volunteer, I work in Government Operations to coordinate mass care preparedness and response with local governments in the Bay Area. I also respond to everyday disasters like home fires and deploy around the US to support large incidents.

Previously I worked with Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency as an ESF-6 (Mass Care Coordinator) in the State Emergency Operations Center.

Before I worked full time in Emergency Management, I had a lovely career in TV and commercial video production.

For fun, I fly airplanes and travel and take a lot of photos along the way. As an aviation OSINT expert, I have consulted for and appeared in several national outlets on the subject of airplane tracking, aviation safety and military aerospace.


DoE Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (Continuity Programs and Emergency Management Technology Subcommittees)

Disaster Researchers for Justice (Media Engagement Working Area)

Alameda County Emergency Managers Association

Member, International Association of Emergency Managers

Member, National Emergency Management Association