Alex began creating web applications in 1994 for online game groups, and got serious about building LAMP applications in 2001 while working for the University of Minnesota Morris. In 2007, as the sole developer for a regional library system with 32 branches, he was tasked with replacing their disparate collection of online offerings with a powerful, unified tool. He chose Drupal, built the library’s new internal and external sites from the ground up, and has never looked back. Alex is passionate about making and supporting great Drupal sites and working with the Drupal community. He maintains modules, is a member of the Drupal Association, creates Drupal training materials, contributes to Drupal core, and enjoys promoting the effective use of Drupal-based solutions for a wide variety of needs.
Alex joined Acquia's support department in 2010, but quickly became a Technical Account Manager (TAM). After two years as a TAM helping some of Acquia's biggest customers maintain, develop, and expand their Drupal sites he has recently transitioned to helping direct and train members of Acquia's TAM team as a TAM Support Manager. As a Drupalist, he considers himself an "expert generalist" with a wide breadth of skills across Drupal core, the module space, and Drupal-related tools and infrastructures. He has a particularly deep knowledge of Akamai integration, Organic Groups, and Feeds.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys bicycling, games, photography, martial arts, and theater.