Alexa Gregory has had a life-long interest in history and travel, instilled early in her life by the
stories of world travels by her great-aunt, Marion Otis Mitchell. Alexa, a fifth generation Californian and Mayflower descendent, is the family’s designated genealogist as well as the family historian-archivist. She has a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley in Health, Arts and Sciences with a focus on history of health care during the early 20th century. Thirty years ago she co-founded a lighting company that specializes in restoration and reproduction of historic lighting fixtures. Currently, she is an accounting professional and works as a Director of Finance for a small innovation consultancy and maintains a home-based accounting business. She is the proud mother of two grown children and lives in Berkeley, California.