Alex was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon. If he wasn’t digging for clams and catching crabs on the Oregon Coast with his grandma, he was swimming in the South Santiam River in the summers with his family. Growing up in Oregon allowed him to experience a range of environments that all sparked and nurtured his love and respect for the natural world. After high school, he attended Oregon State University, where he recently graduated with a B.Sc. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences. Some of his previous work includes blueberry picking, lifeguarding, and meticulously weighing dried Pacific Cod samples.
He interned for the Calapooia Watershed Council in the spring of 2023 as an urban ecology educator. This internship proved to be a fantastic experience where he learned the importance of helping students build their relationships with the outdoors. That same year, he worked for the South Santiam Watershed Council as their outdoor school associate, where he finally got to experience the wonder of Oregon’s outdoor school. He is now excited to step into the Watershed Education Program Coordinator role, where he hopes to continue engaging students with the outdoors. When he is not on a field trip, he can usually be found reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time outside with his dogs.