Ian Kirkwood joined the company in 2003 at The San Pedro Valley News-Sun, where he held a variety of roles during his 11-year tenure there. During that time, he was production manager, IT manager and circulation manager. He transferred to the corporate office in 2014 where he helped in the accounting department for a year and then moved to the IT department where he was the IT Systems Support Specialist. He then transferred to the Digital Media department in his current position in September of 2017.
Kirkwood started his career in the IT field in just the eighth grade when he was employed by his school. He helped in many areas during that time, including managing computer labs that included both PC and Apple machines, setting up networks, providing support and hosting training sessions for teachers and students.
Kirkwood currently lives in Benson, Ariz., with his wife, Shannon, and has five children: Ashton, Connor, Adam, Lauren, and Greyson.