Ian Eastman was an estate agent in Badger's Drift.
As a youth he attended Badger's Drift Primary School where he was taught by Agnes Sampson . Among his closest friends were Richard Bayly, Simon Fletcher, and David Whitely. Together they were responsible for the accidental death of Felix Stephen Bryce, the son of Rev. Stephen Wentworth and Jennifer Bryce. He became an estate agent assisted by Olive Beauvoisin.