Alden grew up in San Juan County, Utah, but has lived in Cache Valley for the past twelve years. He earned his BA from USU as well as his M.Ed. degree in instructional leadership. Prior to becoming the principal at North Park, he taught 3rd and 4th grade, served as a literacy facilitator, and was principal at Park Elementary and Heritage Elementary. He and his wife Kira live in Smithfield and have two sons. Alden is excited to be working with North Park Elementary's learning community.