Born in Olympia, Washington, Alex grew up living in Ramona, California, and Grapeview, Washington, for six months out of the each year. By the time he got out of elementary school, his parents finally decided that it was time to settle down, and moved to Washington permanently. It was around that time that he discovered his love of music and particularly the drums. He began jamming with other people his age and promptly had a band put together, which he gigged with all throughout high school. Realizing that there was not enough for kids to do around his town (and that he might be able to make a little money!), he began putting on concerts at the age of 15 at a local community center. By age 17, he figured out that he dumped way more money into the concerts than he got out of them, and decided to jump full time into performance instead.
After careful thought on the matter, he decided to take a chance and focus on music in college as well. He found University of Colorado Denver, which has an absolutely stellar music program, and applied. After applying, he learned that he qualified for the Denver Bound Scholarship, a scholarship from the school for out of state students. After being accepted into music program and scholarship program, he enrolled at the school and moved to Colorado.
Having an ex-newspaper editor for a dad forced Alex to learn to write proficiently at a young age. By the time he got to high school, he was helping his friends by editing papers and giving advice on writing. He learned about the Writing Center on campus and decided to apply, realizing that he could use his prior experience to help people out on campus.
Alex enjoys playing music, photography, snowboarding and hiking, and he has found that Colorado provides ample opportunity for all of those pastimes.