Alex is interested in engaging communities, building relationships, and empowering all persons to enjoy and preserve our outdoors. Prior to joining Friends he worked for nine years at the University of Pittsburgh, most recently as the Assistant Director of Community Engagement, where he strived to support and grow positive relationships with community-based organizations, neighborhood associations, resident leaders, local government, and business owners. For several years he worked as a records manager and archivist. Currently sharpening his non-profit skills by pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Alex earned a Masters of Library and Information Science from Pitt in 2011 and a Bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 2008. He was born and raised in Meadville, PA and has lived in Pittsburgh for 12 years – currently in Gibsonia with his wife and daughter. You may find him running the trail, canoeing the tri-state area, hiking in Allegheny County’s nine county parks, road tripping with his wife, reading comics, or tinkering on the house.