Chinook welcomes Alexander Archuleta to its board. Alex is a native of Colorado Springs with deep family and community ties to the Pikes Peak Region and San Luis Valley. Alex brings with him many years of social justice and political organizing experience specializing in face-to-face citizen mobilization campaigns for political parties, candidates, and advocacy groups such as the ACLU, Democratic National Committee, the Nature Conservancy, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. As a founding member of President Obama’s grassroots team, Organizing for Action, he was responsible for launching and running effective campaign offices throughout multiple states during the 2012 presidential campaign. After leaving the campaign trail Alex returned home to Colorado Springs to complete a master’s degree in history from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where he also founded the UCCS chapter of College Democrats and became deeply involved with progressive causes effecting the Latino community. Alex currently serves as an adjunct professor at UCCS teaching history, humanities and freshman orientation courses and serves on the board of the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum’s Conejos District Oral History Project.