Alden was born and raised in Cranbury, New Jersey, just outside of Princeton. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. While at school, one of Alden’s friends purchased a house with the intent of flipping it. Alden was enlisted to help and the two self-performed most of the work including: framing, insulation, doors, flooring, and some electrical. After graduation he was hired as an Assistant Project Manager for a company in Tysons, Virginia. He gained valuable project management experience and was promoted to PM before relocating to Richmond where he joined the Emerald team as a Project Manager.
Outside of the office Alden is very active, either at the gym or running around playing different sports such as ultimate frisbee, football or basketball. He also enjoys exploring the local breweries and wineries in the area.