Joe Burritt brings a strong background as a financial analyst to his position as finance director at ALDF. He is responsible for managing ALDF’s budget and financial operations, including the review and approval of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the executive director and board of directors. He oversees accounts payable and receivable, cash flow and coordination of audit activities, and assures financial records are accurate and in compliance with applicable laws.
Prior to ALDF, Joe worked as a financial analyst for five years and also founded a Silicon Valley startup focused in online real estate transactions. Joe received his bachelor’s degree in business with a major in finance from Sonoma State University. Since then, he has worked in the for-profit sector, government sector, and thus provides a business sense to a nonprofit world. Joe is enjoys spending time on the coast, and even turned down college basketball and golf scholarships to stay in the beautiful valley of Sonoma County. And one of his primary animal causes is overfishing, as overfishing harms animals as well as the environment. Joe is also a big lover of dogs, and remembers fondly his family dog Rex, a German Shepherd who passed away two years ago.
Fred Lopez provides administrative support to ALDF’s finance director. He brings over 25 years of hands on experience with nonprofits ranging from public health, community development, and most recently a humanitarian organization.
Fred is a graduate of State University of New York Alfred-Oswego, where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Later, he received additional certifications from Lourdes Institute of Holistic Studies and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Aside from being an animal lover, Fred’s personal passions are holistic health, the outdoors, and soulful living.