Get To Know Alex
Alex's love for helping others has lead him to work in various roles within the first responder community. Before joining us in February 2021, he worked at Raleigh-Wake 911 as a dispatcher and prior to that, he worked in EMS with both NOVA and AMR in the Syracuse, NY region while also getting hands-on experience as a volunteer firefighter with Moyers Corners Fire Department. Learn a little more about Alex below! 👇
What are 3 things people don't know about you and may be surprised to learn?
- I was a Historical Interpreter as a teenager! I "brought to life" the years of a solider during the French and Indian War, American War for Independence, and the Civil War
- I was an avid skateboarder as a child and honestly thought I was going to be the next Tony Hawk
- I enjoy meditation 🧘
What is the coolest thing about your job and why?
Being able to promote products and services that I am passionate about while working with men and women from all over the country. It's really interesting to have the same conversation with someone from Maryland and then with someone from California. The answers are totally different, and the different perspectives are what make it worth it.
Have you been anywhere recently for the first time? ✈️
Milwaukee, WI for my tour of the Gear Wash facility. I'll definitely be going back when the temperatures aren't in the negatives and there isn't 2ft of snow on the ground!
What is your #1 recommended TV show or movie?
Who doesn't love the movie, Backdraft?! For a TV Show, I definitely Chef's Table. I love food, as well as hearing other people's stories. This show combine's those two things! Watch the "Milk Bar" episode. 🍜
What's the best advice you've ever received? What about the worst advice?
- Best Advice was to leave my small hometown to see the world. It has helped developed me as a person and make my life more adventurous!
- Worst Advice was to not care so much.
How do you relax after a hard day of work or on the weekends?
In the evenings, I've begun reading read books. I've never been a fan, but have recently found out the disconnection from technology is improving my mood. On the weekends, when COVID isn't a thing, I would enjoy going to my local ice rink for some pick-up hockey, hang-out at breweries, or spend time with friends!
Imagine you could step in a teleport for a day and go to any place and time in history. Where and when would you travel to?
February 22nd, 1980 at Lake Placid in NY for the Winter Olympics to watch Team USA beat Russia. 🗽
What's your favorite happy hour drink?
Any New England IPA, or Stout (Preferably a Coffee or Chocolate).
What's the craziest thing you've ever done?
Back in my skateboarding days, I got the bright idea to do an Ollie off of a ramp onto a flat surface. It might sound simple, however it was a 10-12 foot drop with only 2ft of space between where I started and when I would have to actually commit to the jump. I did it and landed first try, thankfully. Needless to say, you wouldn't catch me doing that today, I'd probably break my ankles.
If you had to eat one meal everyday for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A Margarita Pizza. So simple and flavorful when done correctly. 🍕
If you could live anywhere on this planet, where would you choose to live? 🌎
What could you give a 30-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
How enforcers are still needed on hockey teams.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be?