Xander arrived in the Bay Area in June of 2017 after almost four years of living in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. He graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. After graduating, he followed his partner to North Carolina where they were married in Fall 2016. In July 2020, Xander moved from California back to Ohio in order to be closer to family and continue working as a remote staff member.
He has always been passionate about helping the disenfranchised people of the world, and has a strong attachment to the LGBTQ community. He is excited to be part of the Starr King community and work for an organization that values diversity, education, and social justice. During his free time, Xander enjoys camping, hiking, checking out new restaurants/breweries, and relaxing with his partner, Netflix, and snacks.