After years of organic farming, community organizing and bookkeeping, Alex decided to take the plunge and start Open Bookkeeping in 2012. OBK is rooted in the values and experiences learned from social justice organizing and managing the finances of small businesses and nonprofits.
In 2007, Alex began bookkeeping for a Berkeley, CA based nonprofit and realized bookkeeping was an important skill for social justice organizations and enjoyed weaving discussions of equity & systemic change into nonprofit and business finance.
Open Bookkeeping provides the perfect platform for Alex to bring together skills and experiences in bookkeeping and social justice organizing. OBK's vision includes expanding beyond basic bookkeeping services to change business as usual by building alternative business models that move toward systemic change and serve the needs of multiple stakeholders, including owners, employees, community members and the environment.
Alex holds an MBA in Managing for Sustainability from Marlboro Graduate School in Brattleboro, VT. They have also been known to blog infrequently at Learn the System You Want to Dismantle.
Outside of OBK, Alex spends a lot of time building community around racial and gender justice in their local community. In the fall of 2013, OBK - along with Just Schools Project, A.C.T. for Social Justice and Vermont Workers Center - opened The Root Social Justice Center in Brattleboro. The Root is a space focusing on supporting people of color led organizing in Southeastern Vermont and is open for the community to use for social justice organizing activities for nights and weekends. Additionally, Alex has been involved with rural queer organizing through the work of Green Mountain Crossroads.
Alex's preferred gender pronouns are they/them/theirs.
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