With over 27 years of experience in hospitality and entertainment, and ten years serving as a film festival executive producer, Ivan has become a key resource and go-to person in New Mexico for A-list talent, producers, directors and other clients in the film and entertainment industry.
Ivan opened Reel Solutions in 2004 as one of the premiere concierge and consulting services in New Mexico, specializing in personal assistance to above the line actors, producers and directors, and airport meet and greet services. Reel Solutions has worked with the biggest names in film, music and entertainment, along with corporate and individual travelers.
As the only authorized and insured greeter service with access through security at the airport, RS takes great pride in being discreet and assuring you are taken care of upon arrival or departure at Albuquerque or Santa Fe Airport.
Ivan is also the Executive Director of the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, the states largest film festival, that he founded in 2013 with the participation of friends Robert Redford and Sibylle Szaggars-Redford. He serves as a Board member of the AFME Foundation that provides a platform for economic growth and opportunities for students through the foundation's scholarship and internship programs. Ivan also sits on the CNM Film Advisory Board, and the Film Advisory Board for high schools that teach film and digital arts.
Ivan is the former Head Concierge of the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. and a former personal assistant to the late actor Dennis Hopper. He has been a producer on several short films, television shows and commercials, and is working his way into producing feature films and documentaries.
Ivan has been married to his wife, Tamaya, since 1999. They are the proud parents of two sons, Sean and Sebastian.