As a native Texan, Ivey has seen many changes in his hometown of Southlake since the late '60s. He attended Carroll ISD from Kindergarten through his freshman year. He then transferred his sophomore year and graduated from LD Bell High School in Hurst concentrating on Acting and Theatre.
Ivey began woodworking when he was 12 years old, wood scrolling and wood crafting with a band saw, and still enjoys it today as a home-based business under The Wood Wizard and Pixie Stop with his wife, Jessica. They have 5 children, all grown up and out on their own. Both he and Jessica attend Gateway Church.
Ivey also played the bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and lead vocals throughout his high school and college years and still enjoys it even today.
Ivey received a BFA in Photography and Voice-Over Performance from UNT in Denton. After college, he was hired as a salesman at The Men's Wearhouse. Never having had retail experience, Ivey excelled and climbed through the ranks of assistant manager, operations manager, and eventually store manager and was one of the top sellers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 15 years.
Since then, Ivey has worked for various places in sales but was never content. In the Spring of 2021, he was encouraged by a high school friend, Curtis Reams to get into real estate. He received his Texas Real Estate license and partnered with the same friend. As a team, they joined Coldwell Banker Realty, Southlake in the Fall of 2021. He and Curtis have since added another LD Bell alum and classmate to their team, Melody Taylor. The Reams Team with Coldwell Banker Realty looks forward to a prosperous and successful business relationship for many years to come.