While studying to complete his degree in English from the Ohio State University, Alex discovered community and enjoyment in an outdoor pursuits club. This unearthed his desire to work outside. Alex has always considered himself someone people come to with problems, who may not have all the answers but knows how to listen.
As a guide, Alex values the trust given each guide to make decisions and the support he can provide to each student. Within a guide team, Alex finds his strength in building rapport with students, emphasizing and creating a safe space for them to be open.
When not at work, Alex can be found climbing, traveling, reading, writing, socializing, listening to music, and generally creating and engaging in new experiences.