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Ian Mangiardi

Producer : Explorer

Ian is a full-bred New Yorker and has spent most his life on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. Recently transitioning to the west coast, he moved to Los Angeles to be closer to the mountains. 

With extensive outdoor training he became a Wilderness EMT, and holds many other emergency management certifications. As a guide for the NYC based Discover Outdoors, he learned the inner workings of how to lead a successful team. As an adventurer embarking on many expeditions, he has honed his ability to manage logistics and create everything from Himalayan adventures to photo shoots. He has hiked both the 2,178-mile Appalachian Trail as well as the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Ian is an active member of The Explorers Club and is the co-chair of the Field Trip Committee which constructs and executes member excursions. 

Serving as Executive Director for The Dusty Camel, he is well versed in planning and consulting for all types of expeditions. His most recent project includes a 10-day expedition in Bhutan with use of helicopters, rafts and motor vehicles which took over a year of planning and whose most notable participant was His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan on a journey called The King's Challenge.

Traveling around the world, Ian has created and worked on expeditions in countries such as Bhutan, Mongolia and Spain -- as well as a plethora of journeys within the States . No project is too big or too small.  

His most recent endeavor has been producing and coordinating photoshoots at every level based out of Hollywood for Photobomb Production, a full service production company with top clients being Coca-Cola, Victoria's Secret, and many more. Using this experience, he is now melding his passion for the outdoors with his production experience to produce off-grid content. 

e-mail him: irm[at]modernexplorerinc.com

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