Alex (Also known as El Nino or Ninny in the office.) is very excited to join the Irish Life Experience Team this summer after getting to know Taryn and hearing her many passionate stories about the program and the people. Currently working for a sister company of the Irish Life Experience, Go Blue Tours; Alex has gained a quick love and respect for travel, and is excited to visit Ireland for the first time.
He currently works a combination of Accounting, Operational, Marketing, and Sales for Go Blue Tours. After spending the previous eight months preparing, Alex assisted in running a successful Spring Break Program to Cancun, Mexico in March. He helped hundreds of current college students have the week of a lifetime, which he can’t wait to do again even bigger and better next year. (Maybe he will see some ILE’ers in Mexico in a few years.;).
He is studying Marketing at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and hopes to finish by the end of the 2014 Fall Semester. Previously working for the Lowell Spinners (Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.), Alex has a passion for Sports and the Management of Sports, which he studied his Freshman and Sophomore Year at the University of New England. He can’t wait to learn about Gaelic Football and Hurling in Ireland.
Born, raised, and currently living in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Alex spends most of his time working. During his free time, you can find him at the shores of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire or enjoying every aspect of Boston and the surrounding cities and towns. He lives with his parents Donna and Alex and has one sister, Madaline, 19-who currently attends Salem State College studying Theatre.
With the last name McKinnon (Changed from Mac Kinnon two generations prior.), Alex has deep roots and some living relatives from the Glasgow and Skye areas of Scotland. Even though Scotland is the next country over, he’s looking forward to traveling across the pond and really delving into everything and anything Irish.
He can’t wait to meet all of the 2014 ILE’ers the end of June!