Alex Forrester is the co-founder of Rising Tide Capital, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that makes high-quality business education and support available to entrepreneurs in communities that are too often overlooked for lack of resources. He is driven by a deep interest in the conceptual frameworks that are driving the economic and ecological crises of the 21st century. Alex believes in the inherent creativity and giftedness of each and every person, and in the under-appreciated importance of grassroots entrepreneurship as a form of community resilience and creative response to the needs of the world. He received an undergraduate degree in Postmodern Philosophy and Theology from Harvard University, an honorary doctorate from New Jersey City University, and is currently pursuing Masters-level research at Drew Theological Seminary on ecological theology, economics, and spirituality. Alex lives in New Jersey with his two sons, Noah and James, and his beloved wife and partner Alfa Demmellash.