I'm Alex James Lyons. I am a creative professional with over fifteen years of experience in media production, video production, event production, and project management roles. Throughout my career, I have launched a video production startup, developed an event production startup, led cross-cultural international media production teams in Asia, directed international Telly Award winning documentaries based on non-profits in Asia and Africa and have produced and directed media teams to execute events at venues with over 12,000 in attendance.
In addition to being a producer with corporate, non-profit, and international experience, I have produced video content, designed artwork, animated motion graphic content, and developed websites and social media marketing campaigns.
I spent thirteen years of my childhood in Illinois state care in more than ten different placements. Because of this, I advocate for children in care and alumni aging out of state care, serving most recently as the Communication Chair of the Foster Care Alumni of America's Illinois Chapter. I consider it a blessing to share his experiences with organizations and use his creative skills to tell stories of my brothers and sisters in care.
My wife, Betsy Lyons, has been a middle school teacher in a public school for ten years. Additionally, she was a teacher at an international school in the Philippines for one year. We have been married since March 2011, parents to our daughter since July 2015, and our son since September 2017.