Alex has a lifetime of personal experience and a decade of professional experience fulfilling his niche in this world: to connect people with nature and themselves. Alex grew up in Manitou Springs, a small Colorado town whose granite cliffs and endless forests inspired a sense of wonder. Feeling a passion for nature as a teacher and healer, Alex pursued and received a BS in Environmental Communication from Colorado State University.
After graduation, he pedaled his bicycle to Santa Barbara, California to begin his career as an educator. At Rancho Alegre Outdoor School in Santa Barbara, Alex created and facilitated ecology lessons in an outdoor setting for middle-school students across Southern California.
Eventually, Alex pedaled back to Colorado to continue fulfilling his niche, this time on native soil. At Keystone Science School in Summit County, Alex invented and delivered a wide range of lessons and activities designed to connect youth with the natural world.
After several years, he challenged himself as a formal classroom teacher—initially in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and ultimately in Evergreen, Colorado. As a teacher, he found passion in connecting with people, especially those who were struggling to find their way.
Alex has been with Open Sky since 2015 and cannot imagine a role with a more intimate connection to nature, others, and himself. He worked as a field guide and then transitioned to Assistant Field Director. As the Field Guide Recruiter, Alex interviews, trains and assesses new field guides, building a strong and competent team of guides.
In his free time, Alex loves spending time outdoors with his fiancé and their therapy dog, Kona. He also enjoys blacksmithing, motorcycle rides, and sunny days in his backyard.