Taught by his Dad, Alex started playing the mandolin at the age of six. He also learned by joining in on bluegrass camps and jam sessions. His other instruments include the guitar and drums.
Alex likes listening to the Eagles, CCR, Cherryholmes, and the Beatles. If he is not playing music, you can find him having airsoft wars, playing baseball, and shooting targets with a pellet gun.
In October 2011, he came in third in the Beginner Division of the Illinois Oldtime Fiddling Competition.