Alex Treitler, President, Your Story Shared, LLC
Your Story Shared is the brainchild of Alex Treitler, a translator, linguist, teacher, writer and former health care chaplain. In his chaplaincy work, Alex learned to listen for the undercurrent of emotion that gives life to a life story and makes it worth telling in each generation. Having followed hundreds of families as they marked life passages, Alex can say with certainty that there is no unexceptional life, or as Alex says, “Every life story is worth telling.”
Alex has travelled extensively in the U.S. and Europe (especially Scandinavia), to Israel, the Indian Subcontinent and Central America. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Swedish, and passable French and German. He is a professional translator of Swedish and Norwegian. Alex grew up in the suburbs of Boston and New York City. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University, as well as a graduate degree from Uppsala University in Sweden.
Alex’s interest in mapping life stories is not only professional, but is rooted in his own diverse family background. His father is a Polish Jewish refugee from Holocaust Germany and his mother, the daughter of a Swedish father and a Scotts-Irish American mother.
Aaron Silver, CEO of Springthistle Technology
Aaron Hodge Silver has been designing and developing websites for nearly 20 years as the founder and CEO of Springthistle Tech. While building his business, Aaron also gained rich experience from working for large organizations such as About.com, DoubleClick and Wolters Kluwer.
When not working, Aaron enjoys cooking, reading fiction, walking his dog, hanging out with his two kids and four chickens, playing cello, and creating beautiful art.
At Your Story Shared, Aaron has been collaborating with Alex since May 2018. His artistic vision and technical expertise have been essential in designing evocative and interactive websites for Your Story Shared clients.