Alex has had quite a varied career. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, Alex has been a manufacturing engineer building air and space craft parts, a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, a rocket scientist, special agent, urgent care clinic manager, and a stay at home dad, all since 2004. His love for games started at a young age, playing games on his uncle's Atari 5200. He's played a range of games from boardgames, to pen & paper RPGs, tabletop miniature war games, and collectible card games. After getting hooked on Mark Rosewater's "Drive to Work" podcast, he started working on his own game ideas, leading to the creation of Yanaguana Games.