Originally from Latvia, Ivars studied electrical and power engineering in Riga Technical University. He had always had an interest in computers and IT since his early school years. Ivars gained his skills and experience through DIY projects and helping his community as their computer expert. He then moved into the role of IT Manager in the Latvian War Museum in Riga.
After 6 years he set off on a cycling tour across Eastern Europe and Asia with 2 friends to reach the furthest place from Latvia – Pitt Island in the Chatham Islands.
Ivars met his partner, Amber, in Christchurch and settled here in 2016. Having worked in a variety of fields in New Zealand, he started to look for ways on how to use his passion for gadgets and technology to help others again. This is when a quick chat in the kitchen between two friends became a job opport unity with Daniel and ITstuff[ed] and Ivars joined the team early 2018.