Alex was raised on the northern shores of Lake Michigan, but has spent most of her life living the nomadic lifestyle of a global explorer. Having lived in tents, trees, and across multiple continents, she is a lifelong adventurer, traveler, and outdoorswoman. She is most at home in nature, exploring the remaining wildernesses of our planet, and she is passionate about protecting those sacred wild places.
Alex has a uniquely diverse personal, academic, and professional background having held titles including but not limited to: educator, executive director, community organizer, carpenter, coach, baker, and administrator in both the nonprofit and private sectors. She has traveled to nearly 50 countries and is an expert in community development and cross cultural communication and relationship building. Alex brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to the Human Nature team, playing the role of operations director, business administrator, and trip leader. She is a deep, critical thinker and creative problem solver, never afraid of a challenge.
When not traveling the world or leading educational trips, she splits her time between Quito Ecuador with her beloved cat (Pula) and family of houseplants, Michigan, and wherever her sprinter van (Olaf) and her own two feet will take her.