Alex joined the Open Sky team in 2015 as a Field Guide. As an alumni student of Open Sky, Alex brought a unique approach to his guiding. He was drawn to return to Open Sky as a field guide after witnessing the strong community among guides and the opportunity to mentor and support other people through challenging times in their lives. He worked his way to Senior Guide, Field Manager, Assistant Field Director, and Field Director.
Alex became Field Director in January 2020. He values this role in the guide community, supporting Field staff so that they are empowered to support students. One of Alex’s strengths is role modeling resilience and grit - essential components of living outside and being committed to one’s own growth. He believes in the importance of collaboration between guides and therapists. His sense of humor and calm presence keep his team grounded through challenging moments in the wilderness. His non-judgmental and open demeanor allow for growth both for himself and the staff.
Alex likes to be active outside all year long, whether that is hiking, climbing, skiing, canyoneering, doing yoga, or meditating. He enjoys working on his truck and sailing and, like most of us, loves a good book or movie.