Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Alec Pedersen
Chairman of the Board, National Committee, Finance Committee, Board of Directors

Alec is a founding partner of Olympic Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. He has over two decades as a business professional including fourteen years of experience as a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial. His interest is on maintaining a sustainable practice that focuses on helping clients create and then helping protect wealth through socially responsible investing. His holistic approach to the financial planning process works to help his clients achieve their goals and dreams while keeping both eyes firmly fixed on the environment.

Alec brings over a decade of board experience to The Gentle Barn and has served as Vice-President twice, as well as President for other non-profit boards. Alec is also heavily active in the field of animal conservation. Through his love of animals and the arts, Alec supports many charities and film endeavors related to environmental causes. After his experience working with the Oceanic Preservation Society team behind the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, Alec has increased his efforts to produce films and campaigns that raise global awareness about important and often overlooked social issues. His film producing credits include the multi-award winning documentary How I Became An Elephant produced with former CSI actress Jorja Fox, as well as the history-making documentary titled Unity, featuring 100 celebrity narrators including eleven Academy Award winners. Unity is the epic second installment in the Earthlings Trilogy.

“It is such a natural step for me to be on the Board of The Gentle Barn Foundation, as I have dedicated my personal life to the conservation of animals. I love the way that The Gentle Barn connects our youth and guides them in the right direction, to be more kind and compassionate people in our society. Helping animals and children; what’s not to like.”

Alec earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Film from Columbia College and shares his Brentwood LA home with his partner Lindsey, his son Jake, daughter Reese, and two rescues: Cat Izzy and Tibetan Spaniel Sophie. He is grateful for the support of Gentle Barn friends who are helping the foundation expand to locations in every state and soon, around the world.