Meet the Team

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Chelsea Glen Dickey,        Director of Community Development

Born and raised in Alamance County, Chelsea has a special connection to this area and the community. Chelsea graduated with a degree in Economic Development and has worked in small business, downtown revitalization efforts, and entrepreneurship support. Chelsea is excited to join the community in working toward a thriving and just economy.

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Jason Cox, FOunder/Board member

Jason Cox is a local business owner and has a background in real estate development and entrepreneurship. Jason founded CoOperative in 2016 to fulfill a vision of engaging and promoting our local assets within Alamance County. Jason lives in Mebane with his family and has big dreams for this community.


Martin V. Sharp Jr.,
Membership and Outreach Coordinator

Martin moved to Alamance County in 2014 and has been highly involved in innovative business communities ever since. Martin has experience working with large startup communities and believes a strong co-working atmosphere leads to a culture of innovation and collaboration in the larger business ecosystem. 

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Nikki Ratliff, Board Member

Nikki Ratliff is the Program Services Director at Burlington Housing Authority. Nikki has a deep appreciation for the people in her community and is excited to work towards seeing Alamance County thrive. 


Blaine Williamson,
Communications Coordinator

Blaine has experience working in marketing and communications with business communities in Atlanta. Blaine relocated to Elon in 2015 and quickly fell in love with Alamance County and its potential. She believes in storytelling and its power in community and economic development. #grahamgirl

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