Nathan Alexander's path to becoming a professional mechanic is quite different than others we've heard, and he may have eventually even found a job here at TransWorld Motocross had he kept up shooting and editing video. Growing up in Ohio, he was introduced to motocross through his uncle after the untimely passing of his father when Nathan was only 11 years old. Alexander first started to work on bikes by helping his buddy Nathan Skaggs maintain his privateer race bike, before later attending the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. After graduation, he looked to find work turning wrenches, but he also enjoyed filming video at the same time and even created content for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross pre-shows.
The video hustle fizzled out when the opportunity arose to work with the Kilbarger Race Team, wrenching for Levi Kilbarger. It was during that time he would meet the infamous Chad Sanner of Eleven 10 Mods and eventually work with Darryn Durham during his banner outdoor run out of a box van. A call from Brad Hoffman at the Star Racing Yamaha team brought him out West for his first gig with Ryan Morais, and from that point forward his experience snowballed. He gives the most credit of his success to Andrew Short, whom he became a mechanic for when Short rode for Chaparral Honda. Together they formed a bond that lasted through the end of Short's career, which brought him to Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM.Read more from Transworld Motocross.