Gappers are passionate people. We are passionate about each other, our clients, our community, and are inspired by life! To explore more about what drives our team, resident hedgehog, Herbie, sat down with gappers in a series we like to call: Words with Herbs.


Alex Dahl

How did you get to gap?

After graduating from San Diego State, I found identifying what exactly I wanted to next pursue a large task. I started my career in sales and identified that my strengths lie in fostering client relationships and ensuring clear communication to solve my customer’s needs. Thus, when I found out that gap intelligence was looking to add an account manager to their repertoire, I jumped at the chance to contribute my sales experience and optimize the sales’ team value. Upon interviewing, I was overwhelmed with gap’s encouraging, friendly community and I knew this would be a place I would love to be.

What values lead you & why?

The gap value that stood out to me from the onset was passion. I find passion to be one of my most motivating factors. In all things that I attempt, I live by my own motto: why do something if you’re not going to do it right. Beyond my work life, I am an extremely passionate about things most important to me, be it supporting my San Francisco Giants or going green. 

Alex with family on SDSU graduation day

What skills are you bringing to gap & what skills are you excited to learn?

I bring to gap my organization and time management skills. I am excited to hone in on new critical thinking skills as I learn within my new role.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be, why, and what would you do with it?

I would love the ability to travel instantly! I hate sitting in traffic and also would love to jet over to any country for dinner.

What’s the quirkiest thing about you that you’re willing to admit?

I am obsessed with whales! I just think they are the most fascinating & beautiful animals.

Alex with whale emblem

What’s your favorite thing to do in San Diego and why?

Definitely hang out on the beach! Anytime I can be out in the San Diego sunshine or near the ocean, I’m happy. 

If you were on a desert island and could only bring three things what would you bring?

My favorite sunglasses, a few rolls of toilet paper, and a sail boat— of course.