Alex is a true native New Yorker, born and raised in Washington Heights. As a child most of his outdoor experience came from playing outdoors with his older brother at the park in front of his building. His imagination was the key that opened a world of countless connections with the earth. He would build tree houses made out of cardboard boxes he took from the local bodega, then would spend hours playing. He strongly believes that each person that he can lead out into nature is one more person connecting with their true self.