Alec began training at Mountainside in 2000. He earned his first-degree black belt in 2009 along with his six teammates. Karate taught him not only toughness and grit but the importance of never giving up. A common saying in the dojo was “die going forward” and he tries to live by that every day. Alec Graduated from the University of Arizona in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology and married his beautiful wife, Alexis, in 2018. He is currently a medical scribe trainer at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and is applying and interviewing for medical school with aspirations to be a pediatric oncologist.