firstname.lastname@example.org Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Alex found WYP as a participant when he was in school at McKinley Elementary. He remembers looking forward to having adventures with friends every Friday and getting to connect with WYP staff, who were always kind, caring, and loving. He believes that his experience with WYP as a kid helped him open up, build his character, and become more in tune with himself. Alex sees a bright light in everyone and loves bringing out that light in everyone around him. When he's not doing this joyous work, he's playing music, enjoying the freedom of skateboarding, and going on hikes with his family.