As an alumni student of Open Sky, Alex brings 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.
Alex values the connection that he is able to form with students. It is important to him to be of service to others and the field guide role allows him to do that in a way he's passionate about. Alex values being a part of the guide team, which believes that supporting one another is vital to better supporting the 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 within a guide team.
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.