Alexander earned his bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After graduation, he worked with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity through the AmeriCorps program which focused on environmentally sustainable construction. He then completed 2 more years of AmeriCorps service with the nonprofit organization SBP Puerto Rico which focused on rebuilding houses around the island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. During this time, Alexander completed a master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of Ana G. Méndez in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, where his thesis focused on analyzing marine debris affecting the southwest coast of Puerto Rico with an emphasis on plastic patterns, sources, and recommendations. After graduation, he led the Marine Science and Education team for the organization Seaside Sustainability where efforts concentrated on invasive species and marine litter. Most recently, he worked as a field technician in Denver with the consulting company Habitat Management Inc. carrying out projects such as river restoration, soil remediation, and invasive species removal.
As a person that grew up loving the outdoors and always on the Tennessee River, he spent years with family and friends boating and kayaking on the lake. To start his scuba career, he has enjoyed diving in Tennessee quarries as well as volunteering with a reef restoration team in the tropical waters of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Alexander is thrilled to work in the beautiful sites of Tahoe, San Diego, and Oregon to continue to gain valuable scuba skills and finding innovative solutions to environmental problems.