In the most recent episode of The Connection Podcast, we spoke with Ivan Herrera about his passions for photography, surfing, and serving at-risk youth through the community development initiative called “Marullos’ Surf+”. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Ivan Herrera is a Dominican director, producer, screenwriter former professional surfer, He’s currently based on the north coast of the Dominican Republic where he runs a production services company and a film production company.
Ivan says his world opened up because he learned English and developed social skills in addition to being a remarkable surfer, photographer, and filmmaker. He wants Dominican youth to have those same opportunities and is leveraging his networks and talents to do just that. Comunidad Connect lifts up Ivan today for his empathy towards those less fortunate and his inspiring story of success.