He disappeared behind a curtain of water for several Mississippis. It was twelve seconds total. The wave, which broke so evenly it seemed stationary, appeared completely empty. Riderless. That’s when Alex Wheeler reappeared. He catapulted straight out of a barrel so deep, he exited in disbelief. He stretched his arms to the sky and let out a hoot of raw joy after slingshotting to the shoulder.
A Laguna Beach native and proficient coder, Wheeler is the co-founder and CEO of Care Connections, a medical technology company that remotely monitors patients’ health, most frequently in the context of diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. His company gained substantial traction as the need for telemedicine expanded over the last year and a half. He has long blond hair. As the archetype goes, he looks (and talks) like a surfer. Pointedly, he also surfs (very well). Physicality aside, the surfer stereotype stops there.