Hey I'm Alex! I'm a born and bred city kid, but thanks to my parents throwing me into the Scouting program to "keep me outta trouble", I got to experience a LOT of the great outdoors and build up some pretty serious wilderness survival & outdoor recreation skills. I'm an Eagle Scout, and worked many summers at Scout Camp, living in a tent in the woods and teaching everything from rock climbing to backpacking & plenty more. From camp, to hiking El Camino de Santiago, to backcountry treks in the U.S. and Europe, I've spent years of my life at this point sleeping in a tent or hitting the trail, and hoping for many more.
Beyond my outdoors and hiking experiences, my professional background is in environmentalism -- I spent the last 3 years working as an advocate, fighting for better protections of our public lands, and clean air and water. Gotta make sure we have protected and clean places to put our gear to good use!
I'm all about bang for your buck -- whether your budget is high or low, my specialty is making it WORK to get the best stuff for the best price possible. I'm also a firm believer in sustainability, so I can always point you to more earth friendly options. Ultimately, I believe in buying things that last, because it's good for us, our wallets, and our Earth. Wanna know more? I've got plenty to share -- just ask!