I’m Ian Wilker. I’m a communications and IT consultant; roots.lab, my newly minted practice, specializes in helping nonprofits leverage participatory media and emerging web technologies to connect with their natural constituencies. This blog is a sandbox, a place to practice what I preach, play with widgets and other blog bling, keep exploring my professional interests.
Prior to hanging out a shingle in Asheville, North Carolina, I worked in New York as a book editor, travel writer, website producer, and most recently as website managing editor for the Natural Resources Defense Council. I continue to do a lot of work for NRDC, managing online-community initiatives and serving as OnEarth Magazine‘s new-media editor, among other things.