Alexandra attended Briarcliff College and Parsons School of Design in New York, and owned and operated a design business for 45 years. Along with her husband, Charlie, Alex spent most of her adult life in Seattle, where she was a member of the Seattle Garden Club. She served on the boards of Swedish Hospital Foundation, University of Washington Arboretum, ARCS (Achievement Rewards For College Scientists), a Contemporary Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet, and she chaired numerous fund-raising parties and auctions. Alex and Charlie recently moved to Carpinteria to be closer to their daughter and three grandchildren, who live in the Los Angeles area. Alex is a member of the Garden Club of Santa Barbara. She and Charlie have been donors and members since 2016.