Alex is a sailor, educator, woodworker, and an artist. He has a background in experiential education, and boat based education. He has worked on ships large and small as a sailor, educator, and engineer. He has taught marine science, traditional sailing, nautical skills, and boat building. He has a deep belief in the value of experiential, hands-on learning, and the power it has to inspire and inform perspective and self-discovery. Alex studied Biology at Lewis & Clark College, and Woodworking at the Oregon College of Art and Craft.