Alex McDonald

Senior Lead Planner

Alex serves as a Senior Lead Planner for Facet. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER with over twelve years of experience. Prior to joining Facet, Alex served as the Director of Financial Planning with IronGate Partners, Inc. Alex is passionate about working closely with individuals, families, and business owners in building a financial plan to reach their goals. He believes his entire career has prepared him for the opportunity with Facet to help coach clients often overlooked by other firms in creating a plan to be financially independent without the entanglement of assets under management fees and expensive product commissions.

Outside of work Alex enjoys staying active, traveling with his wife, Megan, and volunteering in his community. He spends his free time surfing, skateboarding, golfing, disc golfing, snowboarding and wakeboarding. On Sundays Alex serves as a youth leader at Port City Community Church.

Education: North Carolina State University (BS)

"Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose." - C.S. Lewis

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Megan and I were married in the Pololū Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii in September 2021.

Wakeboarding at Tuckertown Lake in Denton, NC. I spent my childhood on the water!

Love spending time with my large family seen here for our annual Christmas Day time together at the lake house.

Surf trip with several buddies in Costa Rica. Living on Wrightsville Beach, NC, I love to surf when we have waves and traveling in the off season.

Where's your favorite place in the world?

Pine Trees in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Easy hammock camping under expansive starry sky right by a consistent reef surf break.

What was the best concert you ever attended?

I’m passionate about music and seeing live music, so this is a tough one. It might be Tea Leaf Green at the Soap Box in Downtown Wilmington, NC since it was just before the venue shut down and we thought the floor was going to fall through!

If you could visit anywhere in the world you've never been, where would you go?

I would love to make a long trip to boat around West Sumatra, Indonesia, surfing.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

It would be fascinating to swap places with Alex Honnold and free climb El Capitan (assuming I maintain all of his skills and nerves).

What will I learn on this call?

It’s hard for anyone to look at a website and say “yes, this is for me, please help me with my money”.  Finances are deeply personal, and talking to someone who can listen and determine what will help you the most is just one simple and confidential call away.  In 15 minutes or less you will have a better understanding of what’s available to you and if you are a good fit for Facet.
If it’s clear we can help, and you want to learn more about working with Facet, then we will share what the service will cost based on the complexity of your finances.