Alex E. Smith, Pawnee, Otoe, and enrolled in the Sac and Fox tribe of Oklahoma, has been a creative and marketing professional for more than 13 years. His work has appeared in web, print, and outdoor media for a number of different organizations, professionals, and tribes and was most recently featured in ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap. As the current creative director, Smith is fully dedicated to proactively building and managing Southern Plains Tribal Health Board’s Creative Services Department and communications efforts.
In addition to marketing, graphic arts, and web design, Alex has enjoyed a passion for singing and songwriting for over 19 years. His singing and songwriting were highlighted in 2002 and 2005 when he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Native American Album of the Year. One of his most recognizable songs, “Meant to Be,” was featured in the 2005 Disney movie, Buffalo Dreams.
His experiences and viewpoint through the eyes of a special needs dad have inspired him to be an advocate and activist for all families with an exceptional child or loved one. His son Nathan has been his greatest teacher of love and empathy which motivates Alex to share “silver linings,” resources, stories, and encouragement to families like his.
He attributes his strength, joy, and perseverance to his wonderful wife, Stacey and three kiddos, Ryanne, Romy, and Nathan while crediting his enjoyment for the little things to his goofy cats, Jax and Jensy.