057 | Making a Pivot and Going All In with Alex Mortensen

Hey friends!

Welcome to episode 057 of the Candidly Speaking podcast!

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In This Episode:

  • Actor, Model, and Producer Alex Mortensen (@_alex_mortensen)joins Carrie (@carrie.gillaspie) to share his story with the Candid Crew!
  • Alex tells us what he was like as a child, growing up playing baseball
  • getting a scholarship to play at University of Nebraska-Omaha.
  • Carrie asks Alex how living and working in Spain changed his view on the world
  • the two wax nostalgic about their international travels and how it changed their lives.
  • Alex tells us about his first job post-grad
  • moving back home to pay off student debt
  • making the decision to transfer his job to San Francisco.
  • He opens up about feeling complacency in his job
  • stumbling upon acting, his first gig and his favorite actors
  • advice he’d give to his younger self.
  • Carrie runs Alex through a series of random questions
  • Alex turns the tables on Carrie and asks her about her goals.


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