Ironwood began working with T.R.E.E. in the fall of 2015 as an Earth Educator for the Earthkeepers, Sunship Earth and Sunship III programs. He began working with students in 2004 as a summer camp counsellor and continued to teach as a tutor and naturalist. He was raised in New Jersey and attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. In his free time he enjoys gardening, backpacking and carpentry.