Alex grew up in Highland Village, Texas with a love for animals both past and present. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in zoology in December 2017. He started volunteering at the Grey Snow Eagle House in 2015 which enriched his fondness for birds. In between school years at OSU, Alex worked in the education department at the Dallas Zoo, where he built curriculums for teachers and worked as a camp instructor. He was hired on as a part-time employee at the aviary in October 2017. Alex loves to talk and educate people about the animals he loves, whether living or extinct. His favorite extinct animal is Spinosaurus.