Alex fell in love with early childhood education after obtaining a part time position with ASUM Child Care at the University of Montana while attending classes. After being exposed to the importance of early childhood and the critical development that ensues during the first eight years of life, she began her adventure to obtain her degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2015 Alex received her AAS in Early Childhood Education through the University of Montana Western as a single mother to her 3-year-old son Heston. Having real life experience trying to navigate raising a child in Montana in tandem with working to further her career, Alex solidified her drive to make a difference for all shapes and sizes of families in Montana.
Alex continued along her professional journey working in many different roles in the early childhood system from preschool teacher to work in a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency. Her experience working with young children and families, early care and education professionals, and being a mother herself, she continued to strive to improve the early childhood system and advocate for change to support children and families.
She was born in Kalispell, MT, and was raised in Bonner, MT, just east of Missoula. She has strong family roots in Montana and looks forward to raising her own children in the great state. She enjoys camping, fishing, and being outside with her five children, husband Waylon, and two fur babies.