Development and Special Events Coordinator
When he was eight-years-old growing up in San Luis Obispo, California, Alex found himself cast in the show-stopping role of Lollipop Guild Munchkin #2 in an elementary school production of The Wizard of Oz. Hooked, he continued to audition for the school musical every year. When Alex was 13, his mom gave him great advice: find what you love and do it for a living. When he turned 18, he graduated high school and left home for UC Berkeley, where he obtained a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and Theater & Performance Studies. There he had the opportunity to work at San Francisco Playhouse and Aurora Theatre Company, as well as serve on the Board of Directors for student-run Barestage Productions, all of which were experiences that he looks back on as formative. He also made some deep friendships, began work in special events, and was spoiled by the weather. When he was 22 and wide-eyed, Alex packed up what he could fit into two large suitcases, moved to New York City, began working in special events at Manhattan Theatre Club, and survived his first real winter. When Alex was 23, he accepted the Development and Special Events position at Opening Act, an organization he’s very proud to call home.