You can call him Alexander or you can call him Alex or you can call him Al; but the rest of us will be calling him Zander, his nom de flume. (However, if you’re a student in his Government or Econ class at Paly High, it’s: Mister Davis). Whatever you call him, he’ll be listening. Zander is one of those people you want to tell your story to; one of those people you instinctively trust, like a good bartender or NPR host. And that’s a good trait to have when you’re guiding people down the Tuolumne River or through high school.