Alex, 43 (Santa Ynez, California), a charismatic family man, has a background in mechanical engineering technology and worked as an inspector/materials-testing technician. Due to the recent economic recession, he was laid off and began working as a tow truck driver to make ends meet. Alex describes himself as a man of many passions, who has owned a car restoration company, overseen various million-dollar projects and played in a rock band. He prides himself on his ability to take an idea, improve upon it, and see projects through from start to finish. Alex resides in Santa Ynez, California with his wife and two kids.