Alex Pope was born in Vancouver and grew up in North Vancouver. He earned a BSc in Computer Science from UBC (1988) and has worked as a computer programmer/analyst/consultant since then, much of the work being related to financial services. He is now working towards an EMBA in Social Enterprise Leadership at the University of Fredericton Sandermoen School of Business, with an expected graduation in the Spring of 2022.
Alex married his wife Barb in 1996 and the couple now has three children aged 22, 20, and 14. The family has been living in Maple Ridge for 20 years.
Alex has a variety of governance experience volunteering on several non-profit boards and has been serving on the BC Green Party Provincial Council for four years, with the last two as Secretary. He was also a candidate for the BC Green Party in the 2013 and 2017 provincial elections and has twice put his name forward for Maple Ridge Council.
Alex is currently filling in as Interim Executive Director of the Fraser North Farmers Market Society, which operates two farmers’ markets in Maple Ridge and Port Coquitlam, and is running his own business doing Computer Software and Management Consulting.