Rob Gray, x501
As a former RCO for the Liberty Dollar, Gray knows first-hand the importance of maintaining a spotless reputation in the marketplace and avoiding entanglements that isolate supporters. By focusing on the creation of value for each and every partner, Gray has been able to establish relationships with organizations that previously ignored the importance of honest money.
A native of Philadelphia, Gray left school early to start his first business at the age of 17. After a string of moderate successes (and a few failures), Gray combined his knowledge of corporate barter trade exchanges with his awareness of the dying dollar and created a successful silver-based barter economy in Dallas, Texas. In 2007, Gray launched the American Open Currency Standard to unite the regional silver barter networks into a cohesive national movement. Today, Gray serves as Executive Director of the AOCS and also Chairman for several other concerns he has helped launch over the years. Gray is married and lives in Dallas with his wife and two children.
David Gray, x502
David is the organizational glue that keeps the AOCS running at peak efficiency. Gray joined the AOCS team in 2008 while attending Oklahoma State University as a Community Trade Coordinator for the Stillwater, OK region. Gray graduated with a degree in Human Resource Management and minor in Finance, transitioned to the Dallas market, and quickly worked his way up the ranks to become the AOCS Operations Director.
David works directly with AOCS minting partners to ensure the timely production and quality of all AOCS medallions. Further, he is responsible for the continued monitoring of the weight and purity of each medallion produced at the authorized facilities.
Eddie Allen, Sovereign Economics
Eddie Allen is the Executive Director of Sovereign Economics, a division of American Open Currency Standard. In that capacity he works with leaders of independent nations, states, and communities to provide financial system solutions to enhance their sovereignty and expand their viability. He began his work with the AOCS in early 2008 and is credited with creating projects with the Soto Nation, Atooi Kingdom, Crow Nation, New Hampshire Free State Project, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty and many more.
Kurt Wallace, New Business Development Director
Kurt Wallace – New Business Development Director and host of Open Currency Update has a background in PR, marketing and fundraising consulting for businesses, politicians, personalities and non-profits. He has experience in business networking strategy, television production and as a radio talk show host. Since 2007 Kurt has interviewed hundreds of guests and worked with over 20 national political campaigns. Kurt speaks Russian, teaches Ballroom and Latin dance and has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Central and South America. He loves being a father and spending time with his son.
Whitney Jones, Coin of the Realm Director
Whitney brings an eclectic mix of skill sets to the AOCS Team. She studied economic theory and political science at Colorado State, and has been active in the libertarian movement for 5 years. She has a background in marketing and project management but has also dabbled in everything from copy writing for newly developed businesses to co-hosting an online review show. As project manager of Coin of the Realm, she works with festivals to give them a personalized barter system through the use of tokens for all of their customers to enjoy. In the long term she works with communities and sovereign tribes to assist them in utilizing and distributing their own personal community currencies.
Senia Villarreal, Cinematographer
Senia’s work includes promotional videos for music artists such as T.I.(Song “Blurred Lines”), weddings, and reality TV shows, such as Big Rich Texas(Style Network), Dancing with the Stars season 15(ABC), and Treehouse Masters(Animal Planet).
Senia enjoys working in the DFW area so she can stay close to her wonderful fiancee Andrew. She’s glad to bring her two puppies, Pixie and Peanut, to the office on long editing days!