Alex is a professor at Alaska Pacific University who joined the Board in 2018. Alex grew up skiing and climbing in New England, and eventually made his way north after receiving a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in environmental philosophy. Alex studies the ethics of environmental change and teaches courses in philosophy and environmental studies at APU. Outside the classroom, he has also worked as a ski guide and environmental educator, co-founded the country’s highest backcountry ski race, and has been writing and reporting on the outdoors for the past 4 years. Alex loves exploring the mountains that make Alaska the greatest place on earth, and good decisions in the snow starts with a good avalanche education.