Alex Schwaninger

Alex has always loved connecting with people over the deepest issues of life–from the search for personal identity to interpersonal and community issues. Even since his earliest memories, he has found himself in situations mediating, translating and coaching others in communicating in a way both to understand the other and be understood oneself. He has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has been the Memory Care Director at Bethany Retirement Community since March, 2011. He grew up moving all over the country but has now been in Chicago the longest and calls it home. His favorite pastimes are spending time with his wife, Kelly, and son, Ethan, emotional conversations at coffee shops, serving at his church, and doing triathlons.