Alden is a member of the Barry Community Foundation where she serves as director of Leadership Barry County and the Youth Advisory Council. She is an attorney and has worked for a firm in Manistee and she was the founder and owner of Play Clothes LLC in Manistee. For her work with that business, she earned the Small Business of the Year Award in 2014.
She is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana where she majored in philosophy and minored in political science.
She moved to Barry County in 2016 from Manistee and told the board in her application letter that her family chose Thornapple Kellogg School District based on the district's reputation for high standards and student-centered focus.