Born and raised in Auburn, Alex was a 1992 Dekalb High School graduate and began his career with a job at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home in Auburn in that year. After high school, he attended Mid-America College of Funeral Service graduating in 1995. " I came to appreciate the contribution a good funeral director can make to a community by working for Craig Taylor during high school," crediting the late former director of the Auburn funeral home. "It was during this period I decided my career's work. I'm so pleased that I can return to Auburn and help people and raise my family in a close-knit community." Alex's family has deep roots in Auburn. His late father owned and operated Pinnington Body Shop in Auburn. His mother and sister both reside in Auburn. Alex is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 9186, Loyal Order of Moose, Auburn Classic Noon Lion's Club and board member of Auburn Development Advisory Committee. Alex married Nicki Houser in 2002 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. They are parents of two daughters, Gracie and Emma.