Alec is local to Ann Arbor, and returned to the area in 2015 after living abroad in Thailand. In addition to being a cannabis enthusiast, he loves coffee and comes to Om after spending 13 years in the specialty coffee industry. On days when he is not at Om he teaches literature and writing at Washtenaw Community College. His creative passion is for writing poetry, and he has published two volumes of work: The Egg Goes Under (Seven Kitchens Press, 2017) and Permanent and Wonderful Storage (Seven Kitchens Press, 2019). His favorite strain is Super Sour Diesel.