A candid meeting with the internationally praised Prince of the Runway, Martin Snaric persuaded him to tap into his hidden talents and pursue a career in coaching. With more than 10 yrs of runway experience, Alva quips he is more comfortable on the runway than he is on city sidewalks. Working with agencies like Red Model Management & hosting a featured segment for Univision, Inc. on the influences of trends in fashion, have further cemented Alva’s place in the bustling runway industry. Alva has excelled as a runway coach; choosing to work with leading agencies, fashion forward designers and highly motivated individuals. Alva’s method of runway coaching and training is edgy and fresh. He embraces the individuality of every model’s unique form and teaches each to create a signature walk that respects the art and pageantry of true runway style. Through Alva’s coaching and training, models & model hopefuls have achieved notable career milestones.