Project Manager, Journey of Hope TransAmerica Route
Alex is the Project Manager for the Journey of Hope TransAmerica Route. In this position, he will be spending about four months planning all of the logistics for this year’s Journey of Hope TransAmerica route and then gets to lead the team across the country. Most of the logistics include finding or contacting past sponsors for each city we will be in on our 67 day cross-country cycle trip. Generous people sponsor the team’s meals and lodging. Alex also has to plan the times when the team wakes up, goes to bed, and eats. All of this is very important for the trip to run smoothly. Some of his favorite parts of this job is getting to meet and work with many different generous people that help get the team across the country. Another fun thing that he enjoys doing is planning the days when we have free time such as at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
Alex is currently a junior at Western Carolina University majoring in Engineering Technology and plans on graduating in spring 2019. It was only last year when he completed the Journey of Hope TransAmerica route as a cyclist. Alex held the Philanthropy chair for his chapter and was one of the first from his chapter to complete the Journey of Hope. He is also President of the Sailing Club at his school and involved with the Cycling Club. Alex started college as a student athlete, running cross-country and track for Western Carolina University although he wanted to get more involved in cycling and other opportunities so he decided to join Pi Kappa Phi and signed up for the Journey of Hope at the start of his Sophomore year of college.
Some of Alex’s hobbies include sailing, boating, cycling, skiing, and cars. He also loves craft beer and coffee. Alex worked as a barista at a small coffee shop while at school before taking on the Project Manager position. His favorite place to go is at his family’s vacation log cabin on the coast of Maine and is the youngest of three. Alex spends as much time as he can outdoors and that is why he chose to go to college in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.