Born and raised in Southern California. Alex received his BFA, at California Institute of the Arts, where he was a Disney fellowship recipient in the Character Animation Program as well as studying screenwriting under the tutelage of legendary British director Alexander Mackendrick. He was recruited by Hyperion Pictures and worked on the award-winning animated feature The Brave Little Toaster. The Walt Disney Studios hired Alex to co-write and co-direct, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. In addition, he worked on early story development for Disney's Frozen. Alex was instrumental in creating the final script for Mickey's Philharmagic, featuring 3D animation from many of Disney's classic animated movies. The attraction is a resounding success with audiences at Disney Park's around the world. Over the years, Alex has had the pleasure of working as a writer, director and story artist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Imagineering, Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, and Nickelodeon on many popular animated movies and television shows—highlights include: The Goofy Movie, Space Jam, Lilo and Stitch 2, Treasure Planet, Curious George, and Planes in conjunction with Pixar Animation Studios. In addition to his membership in The Animation Guild, Alex is a member of The Writers Guild of America.