About Alex

Experience Designer, Innovative Thinker, Expert List Maker, and Hospitality Professional

I am passionate about transforming the intangible ideas and concepts of others into exceptional events and experiences. I strongly believe in the positive power of diversified portfolios and diversified thought to create change and motion. I am fulfilled by the chance to help others surpass their own expectations of themselves. I value creativity, hard work, and presentation.

My ultimate goal as a professional is to create experiences that people cherish and keep as positive memories; that provide people with stories that bring communities together; that bring an added-value to the lives of all involved; and are just fun to be a part of. 

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Events & Hospitality

Technical Skills:

  • Event & Experience Design

  • Event Production

  • Event Planning & Logistics

  • Weddings & Special Event Coordination

  • Non-Profit Event Management

  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

  • Volunteer Organization

  • Microsoft Office Proficiency (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Google Suite Proficiency

  • Research & Data Analysis

  • Theatrical & Performing Arts Leadership

  • Stage Management

Soft Skills:

  • Creative Designer & Problem Solver

  • Innovative & Critical Thinker

  • Practiced Written & Verbal Communicator

  • Exceptional Guest, Client, and Customer Service

  • Works well under pressure and in fast-paced environments

  • Team Leadership

  • Detail-Oriented

  • Effective Multitasker

  • Organized

  • Storytelling


2021 - Current

Virtual Event Producer,

HPS is a public speaking training & development center for keynotes, breakouts, and workshops

Production lead and stage manager for all virtual courses and programming, webinars, and live streaming events, as well as lead for all video content development and improvement.  Responsible not only for the content and production, but also for managing and improving the virtual student experience through Thinkific (CMS).

2017 - 2020

Event Specialist,

Visit Bucks County is the official tourism promotion agency for the County of Bucks, Pa.

Responsible for all planning and logistical execution of events ranging from 15-person meetings to 1,200-person B2B showcases.  Facilitate events and programming for all travel, tourism, and hospitality partners that provide them with tools to improve visitor experience and opportunities to create cross-County partnerships.

Committee Work:

  • Partnership Committee Chair, Bucks County Career Pathways Partnership

  • Committee Member, Quakertown Alive Nature-Based Placemaking

From 2012 - 2015

Other Experiences:

  • Assistant Director, Hatboro-Horsham Summer Theater

  • Loss Prevention Officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

  • Events Administration Intern, Trilogy Event Design

  • Full-Service Food & Beverage Host, The Walt Disney Company

  • Neighborhood Expert, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar (The Rose Group)

Work Experience

2019 - 2020

Board of Directors, 

Brick Door Productions is a non-profit theatrical group that serves the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Executive Board Member for the 2019-2020 Season with focus on strategic planning and development.  Additionally, since 2015, functions as the House Choreographer.


Stage Manager & Assistant Director, 

The Ghostlight Players is a non-profit theatrical group that serves the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Production: Into The Woods (Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine)

Support the production in the areas of communication, administration, theatrical direction, and people management for a cast and crew of 30 people.  Responsible for calling over 300 deck, light, and sound cues for the performances.

2015 - 2017

Maître d’, Event Captain, Sales & Marketing Support,

Celebrations is a premiere wedding and special event venue​ located in Bucks County, PA.

Coordinated in-house catering and event logistics or weddings and special events with anywhere from 50 to 600 Guests.  Supervised an on-site service team of 10 to 25 employees for all events.  Assisted in the sales office, executing operational and administrative duties.


2012 - 2017

Tourism & Hospitality Management, B.S.

  • Magna Cum Laude

  • University Honors Program

  • General Business Studies Minor

  • Inducted member of Eta Sigma Delta (International Hospitality Management Society)

- School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management

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