Ken Alexander has a B.Sc. from Mount Allison University, a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University, studying plant physiology and soil plant relations. He completed a B.Ed. from the University of Western Ontario and was an elementary school educator for 23 years. He recently retired to start Shutterspokes, a business following two of his passions, bicycles and photography. He is an advocate for improved access to bicycles worldwide, and an active supporter of Africycle, a non-profit sending bicycles to Malawi. For the past 7 years he and his wife have been involved in raising funds for Free the Children personally and through the locally started organization We Can Change the World Day of which his wife is the Founder. Personally he has interests in alternative energy and sustainable agriculture.