Over his well-rounded and well-traveled career, Alex was a champion for locally-owned businesses and assisted hundreds of clients in their pursuit of success locally, nationally, and globally. He took great pride in what his clients accomplished and spoke highly of everyone he had the pleasure of working with. His enthusiasm and uplifting nature made a significant difference to countless entrepreneurs.
Multi-lingual (English, Russian and Japanese), an adjunct Languages professor with the University of Alaska Anchorage, a member of the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, and a talented board member of the Anchorage Classical Guitar Society, Alex was deeply immersed in university life and advocated for creative activities and community events. Despite his productive schedule, he always took the time to connect with his coworkers personally, giving the same dedicated attention to each colleague and client as he did to his students and friends. Never one to miss an opportunity to share a good joke or story, Alex’s talents, professionalism, sense of humor, and humility will be remembered fondly and with deep respect.
The Alaska SBDC team has lost a dear friend and valued colleague. Our thoughts, prayers, and support extend to Alex’s family during this immeasurably difficult time.