Alex is Drayton’s senior archaeologist and our lead dive-certified maritime archeologist. He first graduated from the University of Washington in 2009 with a B.A. in Anthropology. While pursuing his M.A. in Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University in South Australia in Adelaide, he completed three field schools including marine geophysics, artifact conservation, and maritime archaeology. By the time he completed his degree he obtained two certificates from the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) in Foreshore Archaeology. The subject of his thesis was sea level fluctuations of the southern Salish Sea, assessing the archaeological potential for submerged precontact landscapes. Prior to employment, his fieldwork experience includes several archaeological studies throughout South Australia, ranging from reconnaissance surveying to swim-line SCUBA investigations. Throughout his time with Drayton, he has conducted or supervised over 176 cultural resource assessments throughout the state of Washington. His interests include perishable technologies, archaeological illustration, material culture, submerged landscapes, ship building, site formation processes, and photography. Alex currently spends all his spare time enjoying his new role as a dad.