Al was born in Denver, Colorado and has been Deaf since birth. With a background in Criminal Justice from the University of Whitewater, he has spent 10 years volunteering and working with victims, providing resources and advocating for them within the court system, as well as monitoring crisis lines. In the past, Al volunteered for DOVE before moving to WI to work for Deaf Unity for 8 years. It is an honor for Al to return to Colorado as the Resource Advocate for DOVE; it is also an honor for him to work alongside co-workers, survivors and community members, and victim service providers. Al’s goal is to provide education and awareness to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing communities about domestic and sexual violence. He also wishes to raise community awareness about the services DOVE provides.