Ivan was born and raised on a farm north of Southey, Saskatchewan. Immediately after his graduation from the University of Saskatchewan in 1978, he began the practice of law in North Battleford. Since that time, he has enjoyed the privilege of dealing with his many long time clients. Ivan formally retired in June of 2019, however he provides services to firm in an advisory capacity. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.