Alec was born and raised in Hodges, SC. He grew up on a cattle farm and loved to be in the woods hunting and fishing. Alec attended Eastside High School and started taking welding classes at the Bonds Career Center in Greer, SC. After graduating, he attended Greenville Tech to further his welding education along with starting the welding apprenticeship program at Woodward Governor Company. Later, Alec transitioned to The Heirloom Companies where he specialized in custom ornamental ironwork for custom homes for a little more than four years.
Alec spent the hunting seasons of September 2018 through 2023 working as a professional hunting guide at Knox County Whitetails in northeast Missouri and Powder River Outfitters in southeast Montana. In addition, he spends his free time teaching his three younger cousins the way of the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, in the hopes of recreating the childhood memories he shares with their fathers.