Ian Ramirez, Co-Owner, Madera Estates
Named Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40, Ian José Ramirez, CSEP, is the Co-Owner of Madera Estates, an award-winning Spanish- and European-inspired wedding and event venue located in Conroe, TX. The architecturally stunning and beauty that is Madera Estates takes inspiration and visions from the historic town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, an artist’s haven and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ian is passionate about giving back to his community as well as sharing his knowledge with other wedding and event industry professionals. He has been a featured speaker at Wedding Pro COR, Wedding MBA, Wedding Summit Series, Association of Wedding Planners (AWP), as well as the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Among his accolades, Ian has received his Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation. Ian started his career as an internationally trained opera singer who has sung across the globe from Portland, Oregon to Stuttgart, Germany. When he is not at work or on a stage, Ian can be found in the yoga studio or traveling with his husband, Paul.