Alex was born in Brewster, Washington and grew up on his family’s apple farm, Maverick Orchards. He learned Spanish and every trade required to run a farm—welder, surveyor, mechanic, spray applicator, thinner, mower, irrigator, and certified “gopher.” Racing was in Alex’s blood (his dad is a race car driver with over a dozen world records at the Bonneville Salt Flats), and when he graduated high school, Alex was ranked 2nd in the Nation and top 25 in the World for his age in downhill ski racing.
After a career-ending injury, Alex went to Wenatchee Valley College, obtained his A.A. and moved to Israel to study archeology and rabbinic literature. Alex moved to Seattle to study Theology and Latin, and worked as an intern with Bill Bryant (current Seattle Port Commissioner) and Bryant Christie, Inc. researching and helping write an article examining Pacific Rim World Trade Organization cases contributing to the development of an open food system in the APEC countries.
Upon graduation, he moved to Washington D.C. to work with the U.S. Apple Association. In addition to providing administrative support, he coordinated the USDA’s purchase of apples for inclusion in humanitarian food aid programs by resolving technical concerns in shipping logistics, protocols, and export standards.
Alex returned to Seattle for law school at Seattle University School of Law where he was president of the Federalist Society and the Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2004.
He went on to beat out over 1 million people to compete on Donald Trump’s and NBC’s television show, the Apprentice. Alex lived in Trump Tower on 5thAvenue in NY, survived through fourteen rounds, and finished in the final four.
Alex has served as a Business Development Executive for CondoCompare (real estate aggregator), Geopage (hyper-local geo-content provider), and was CEO of MRKD, Inc. (online content provider).