Alex Alvarez

Alex provides free 1-on-1 business advising and FLEX Fund technical assistance to existing small businesses in rural, marginalized areas of Skagit, Snohomish, Island, Whatcom counties. He is passionate about connecting clients and fellow community members to ultimately create opportunities and innovation through traditional and digital methods of strategy, teamwork, research, and advocacy.

With over five years of experience in communications, marketing, and web design, one of Alex’s notable accomplishments includes executing startup marketing campaigns with My Little Restaurant (his mother’s Mexican restaurant that was founded in 2019) while directing public relations activities with community organizations in Yakima County.

Alex earned an associate degree in business from North Seattle College and a B.A. in communications (with a minor in informatics and a professional sales certificate) from the University of Washington. Outside of CIE, Alex is the oldest of three in his family, he enjoys traveling all over the world, and plays in a local dodgeball league.