Hi I’m Alex
Title: Inbound Strategist | Team: SEO | Tenure: 10 Years at Inflow
I was born and raised in Denver, CO. Straight out of high school I joined the workforce doing manual labor. This is what everyone in my family did so I thought it was what I would do for the rest of my life, too. I worked in various warehouse jobs for several years before I decided that I wanted a different life and went to college to earn a degree in computer science. After graduating in 2005, I was scrolling through tech-related jobs on Craigslist and I came across an ad looking for a Search Engine Optimization Specialist. I specifically remember the ad looking for people who were interested in learning how the search engines work. That caught my attention, so I responded and got the job.
While in that position, I attended a local SEO conference in Denver where I met Mike Belasco as he was just starting up his company. I saw Mike here and there throughout the next couple of years. Then in 2008, a mutual friend in the SEO industry let me know that Mike was hiring for an SEO specialist so I applied for the position and I’ve been working with Mike ever since.
Internet marketing is my passion. I love that it’s always evolving and there’s always something new to learn.
On the weekends, I usually spend time with my wife and daughter. We love going to local “fests” where we can enjoy the outdoors, eat at local food trucks, and where my daughter can play on the rides. When I’m at home, I partake in my other passion for video games. I’ve been a game hobbyist since the days of the Atari 2600 and I still own most of the game systems I’ve had through childhood, including rare platforms like the Atari Jaguar and Sega Nomad!
I’m a tech-nerd in many aspects and I work in an industry that I truly love.
What’s the most fun thing you’ve bought with your Build Your Own Perks? – OR – What do you plan to buy with Build Your Own Perks?
It’s a toss-up between taking my family to Casa Bonita or my GoPro camera. My daughter absolutely loves Casa Bonita, so it’s always a lot of fun. The GoPro has been great too, especially since we’re always out doing fun things. I’ve been attaching it to a shoulder harness and capturing video whenever we go out for something special.
Do you have a favorite Inflow moment?
One of my favorite moments would be going to San Diego for the “Search Love” conference.
If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
If I wasn’t working in marketing, I would probably be working in the video game industry.
Please share your favorite gif and explain why it’s your favorite:
…because you know if it’s the Michael Jackson eating popcorn GIF, the comment thread is going to be good.