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How I relax

A glass of beer, with some friends on a back porch in the summer time

Will settle for a fireplace inside during the winter


I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.building stuffsolving problemshelping others succeednothing. I am ice cold.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the momentidc just tell meslack/email okwith kindness

I really don't know if I have a preferred way to receive it, I want to hear it all! Positive negative or otherwise, just pls be nice about it lol

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I really admire teammates who are…

Can work together and grow together

We are all in this as a team, and will succeed as a team! Don't hold anything back, I want to hear what you have to say!


A fun fact about me is…

I mean its not secret at this point, but I grew up as a gymnast!

Still at the gym every night both coaching and practicing to try to go back to competitions soon! (and maybe even buy into the gym sometime soon, but thats between us for now 🙂)


My happy place

Alex Hover's happy place

Best way to get me excited about something

Be excited yourself!

I absolutely will mirror any energy thrown at me, a very empathetic person. I am always so excited to cheer anyone else on, no matter what it is going on

Outside of work, you'll find me...

HikingVideo GamesHanging out with friendsRelaxingBeer

Even though my friend may be spread out by a couple hours across the state now, we try to meet up at least every few weeks and catch up and visit as many breweries as we can. During the week its just so easy to get so incredibly busy, so on the weekends (I don't always succeed) I do my absolute best to relax as much as possible. But every weekend is different, and thats the best part! You never know what to expect!


My favorite movie

Lego Batman Movie

While a few may have gotten close - there is no movie that tops the Lego Batman Movie It has it all. I will cry every time I watch this movie. First from comedy, then from the heart warming story, and then again from the comedy. (I also hope they never make a sequel to this movie though, because it's already perfect. Anything they tried would just drag it down)

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Alex Hover when sh*t hits the fan

I definitely like to imagine myself as one incredibly cool under pressure. When the problems arise, if you get stressed about it and start freaking out, all thats going to happen is we are going to add to that fire thats burning. Instead I like to take a step back, relax a little and say "well at least it can't get any worse"! 🤣 Especially at the gym when one of the kids may have fallen and ended up with a serious injury, if you are showing panic on you're face, the kids are going to feel that and respond in the same way!


I learn best by…

doing ithearing someone explain itpairing with a teammate

A massive part of my job, both here and at the gymnastics center is continual learning. There is always something new that I can pick up. And often I am so lucky to have people that are way smarter than me so willing to team up and help me along my path. My best way to learn is to jump in with someone and just do it. Having someone able to coach and give immediate feedback is my success story. Plus, its usually a lot of fun!


The best environment for me is:

space for deep work in the PM< 2 meetings

I am so very much a night person. Waking up early in the morning is absolutely terrible and I feel bad for anyone that has to do it. Should definitely be illegal to wake up before 9. I find my zone later in the day. Happy to stay up late when its dark and less distractions are happening in the world, and while I don't mind jumping on the occasional meeting (I do promise I love seeing every one of you), to many of them and I feel like absolutely nothing I desired was accomplished for the day...


When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Jumping from one item to another way to quickly

When to many things pile up and the stress starts to rise, a bad habit is I find it hard to focus purely on a single item and instead try to split my attention between all of the tasks that require it. Which has the consequence of none of the items getting the attention that they need. Don't worry, it'll eventually get there! It just might take me a minute to refocus and get through the queue

Am I lucky?

I do consider myself incredibly lucky - things usually just work out!

My workplace

Alex Hover's workplace setup

Spotify open on the left monitor is a requirement

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Work to make the 🌎 a better placeLearning as much as I can 🤓Having a good time 🕺Working with people I love 🥰

All the money in the world doesn't mean anything unless you're able to enjoy the time that you have in it. To work together and collaborate together while trying to help make the world a little brighter than we started it as. We only have so long, so lets make it the best that we can!

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You will make my freakin day if you…

earth shattering hi fivea dank MEMEsend me pet pics send me chocolateshare a problem

As all of you hopefully know by now, I'm a very easily excitable guy. I want to share that energy with everyone and be excited about the things that you're excited about. Always happy to fangirl over pictures of your dogs, to congratulate over any accomplishments you want to share, and especially to help unload anyone elses plate by taking any problems that I can help solve