Alex Burtnett Joins Willow Street

Please join us in welcoming Alex to the Willow Street team.

As a Client Services Associate, Alex plays an integral role in providing administrative and project-based support to the Client Services team. She oversees and implements an array of activities focused on providing a consistently exceptional experience to Willow Street client families.

Prior to joining Willow Street, Alex focused on research, project management, and sustainability through roles at Nike and consulting firms Nordic Reach and 1Row. Originally from Virginia, Alex earned her BA in Global Environments and Sustainability from the University of Virginia.

In her free time, Alex loves to test new sourdough recipes, coach girls youth club lacrosse, read fiction novels, and go for long runs.

What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

I strive to read thirty books a year, so I am always on the hunt for a captivating novel. Recently, I read one of my grandmother’s favorite books, “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The story follows a Russian aristocrat sentenced to life imprisonment within a luxury hotel during the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, and entails politics, romance, espionage, parenthood, and poetry. While the book is technically historical fiction, it’s also a thriller and a love story.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I have always wanted to learn how to drive a car with a manual transmission. Growing up, my father was passionate about classic cars — specifically the first generation Ford Bronco. We have always dreamt about restoring an original Bronco together, so learning how to drive manual would be an essential step in the process.