Ivan was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City and Buffalo, NY.
He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Buffalo State College and Master of Fine Arts in Media Production from the University at Buffalo. His professional experiences and studies expand to institutions such as The Juilliard School Drama Division, New York University, Stanford University, University at Buffalo, and Buffalo State College.
During the last 5 years, Ivan has held various positions such as Artist Services Coordinator, Artist Liaison & Studio Manager at Stanford Live / Bing Concert Hall at Stanford, and as the Community Relations Manager at the Community School of Music and Arts, a non-profit arts organization in Mountain View. He has taught theater arts at Buffalo State College and has acted in numerous plays.
Currently, he is an administrator at the Center for Youth Mental Health and Well being in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is also the merchandise photographer and visual art consultant for drewandbarb.com, an artisan leather goods on-line shop.
Ivan lives in San Jose with his beautiful wife and lovely stepdaughter.