Lex grew up on Lookout Mountain, outside of Chattanooga, TN. He had his first taste of Aspen and Snowmass on a family ski trip in 1980. After 19 years as an Aspen resident, he is still as energized and amazed by Aspen as he was at eight years old. Lex spent his youth as a competitive golfer leading his high school team to two State Championships. Lex competed in the 1989 United States Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship alongside future PGA Tour pros David Duvall and Justin Leonard. Lex went to University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he was a member of the golf team while earning a BA in English. After college, Lex was an assistant golf pro at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey before moving to Aspen in 1995. He spent his first 12 years in Aspen working at The Gant, ultimately becoming Director of Sales and Marketing. In 2007, he moved to US Bank to gather finance experience as a commercial banker, then as a portfolio manager in the Investment Management Group. In 2011, after a rigorous three-year study and examination program, Lex became a CFA charter-holder, the leading designation in the investment management industry. Lex saw an opportunity to leverage his finance and hospitality experience into a career in commercial and residential real estate. "I wanted to be a part of the largest growing sector in Aspen," he said. Whether he is sourcing development and investment opportunities for clients, handling complex debt financing, or advising and writing on current trends in real estate, Lex has a comprehensive background fueled by the desire for continuous improvement. He also serves on the Board of the Roaring Fork Leadership as well as past contribution in 2008 of being on the City of Aspen budget task force. "I work with some of the most intelligent and dynamic people in the world," he says. This is one of the reasons why Lex loves Aspen. The other reason is because he gets to work with people from different industries and different backgrounds. "I love each and every opportunity to work with and learn from my clients. Aspen attracts some of the best and most passionate people in the world. Art collectors, financiers, scientists and others, you can find them in Aspen." Lex is married with two children.