Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Alex spent his childhood exploring the outdoors. But when he walked into his first climbing gym, he instantly realized that it was where he was meant to be, and thus his deep dive into the world of climbing began!
Alex’s immediate love of climbing and his passion for the community aspect of it prompted him to pursue a career in the industry, first working at the front desk of his local climbing gym and shortly thereafter as the coach of the climbing team. For nearly a decade, he’s coached at various climbing gyms along the East Coast, including working with the youth team at Brooklyn Boulders where he learned that through coaching and climbing he could connect with people and help them grow, and in helping them grow, he could help himself grow, too.
Alex is excited to be a part of The Overlook team, and as the Programs Director and Head Coach he aspires to help further the gym’s focus on community and connection through climbing. He is excited to lead a youth program in the heart of the city for the youth from the heart of the city, and hopes that he can help build a strong, lasting, inclusive community where everyone feels like they belong.
In addition to working for The Overlook, Alex also owns a private coaching business where he combines his studies in physical therapy with the evidence-based world of strength training. He is married to his best friend and favorite climbing partner, Brooke, and they are parents to a beautiful boy.