Welcome to our #MeetTheTribe Q&A Series! Each month we will ask a different tribe member 10 questions so that you can get to know more about their backgrounds, passions and interests. Alex is our newest tribe member, so it was a great way for us to get to know him better, too.
Q) Hi, Alex. Where are you from?
Argenta, Illinois. It’s a small town with 950 people, one gas station and no stop lights. If you want to go to a grocery store or go to the movies, you have to drive 20 miles.
Q) Where did you go to college, what did you study and why?
I went to Illinois State University to study graphic design. I grew up drawing animals, like every other kid. But I took a design class in my senior year and loved it, and it also seemed like a good financial decision!
Q) What would you say is your best skill?
Organizing. Closets, suitcases, car trunks, you name it. You should have seen how organized our vehicles were when we moved to San Antonio from Louisville, Kentucky (I lived there for a year). Anything with a process? I’ll get stuck in.
Q) What do you like to do outside of work?
I like riding motorcycles, I like running, ok I hate running, but I still do it a lot. I like training my dogs to do stupid stuff – they can play dead, jump through my arms, plays hide and seek, and more.
Q) What is the best thing you ever bought?
My Ipad pro. I use it for everything, especially drawing and working. When I first moved to San Antonio, I would take it the zoo and just draw. It’s definitely the most utilized thing I’ve ever bought.
Q) Are there any movies, podcasts, or tv shows that you recommend?
The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, I love watching them wreck $2million cars.
When I’m feeling nerdy? I like to listen to the muggle cast, a Harry Potter podcast. Other podcasts I recommend are 3 point perspective: The Illustration Podcast, and Motoweek.
Q) Favorite album of all time?
I used to listen to country all the time growing up, now I can’t stand it. I don’t have a favorite album, but I do like listening to the rocket hour radio show by Elton John.
Q) Out of all of the places you’ve traveled to, where is your favorite?
Los Angeles. I’ve only been there once and it was a long time ago, but I just like the vibe and environment. I was 17 and had no vehicle so we walked everywhere and saw all the sights like Venice beach and Rodeo drive, I also went to a Dodgers game. We stayed in a hotel on the walk of fame in Hollywood, right by the Chinese Theatre.
Q) What is your favorite thing to do in San Antonio?
Eat. I love the Texas redfish or the duck breast at Whiskey Cake. That was the first restaurant we ate at when we moved to San Antonio.
Q) What is your favorite thing about Tribu?
I haven’t been here long, but I love the atmosphere – it’s relaxed and inviting and the people are really cool.
Alex, we think you’re pretty cool, too. Welcome to the Tribe!
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