A native of Tampa, Florida, Ivan grew up among eight different cities across the United States. He graduated from Savannah Christian Prep School in 2013, where he played football, basketball, lacrosse, and track. Ivan matriculated to Bates College, where he was a member of the football team and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2017. He worked most recently as an administrator and data specialist, helping real estate firms manage financial data. Ivan was also lead instructor at the Roxbury Latin (Massachusetts) junior sports program.
Ivan joins the Suffield faculty as a math teacher, admissions officer, football and basketball coach, and dorm parent in Fuller Hall. He also helps to coordinate the strength and conditioning program. In his free time, Ivan enjoys studying film, trail running, discovering new foods and music, and playing semi-professional football.