Jeff Alexander

Writer, Editor, and Public Speaker in Michigan

Jeff Alexander

Writer, Editor, and Public Speaker in Michigan

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I grew up in suburban Los Angeles. Moved to Michigan to play college hockey. What? Seriously. Hockey didn't work out, so I settled on a career in journalism. Met the girl of my dreams (now wife) while in college. Encountered the wondrous Great Lakes. Never returned to California. Blessed with three wonderful children. Worked as a reporter and editor for 25 years at several Michigan newspapers. Wrote two books. Left the newspaper industry in 2009. Started my own writing and media consulting business (J. Alexander Communications). I now work in communications for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, in Flint, Michigan. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, reading, watching pro hockey and college sports, traveling, exploring the Great Lakes and occasionally trying to rise above the rank of world's worst angler. And I blog about the Great Lakes because these freshwater seas are, in a word, incredible. Thanks for visiting!

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  • Work
    • J. Alexander Communications
  • Education
    • Michigan State University