About Us

about us

Coworking, Meeting, and Event Space

"West Chester's entire downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, downtown West Chester Pennsylvania reflects the small-town charm and cosmopolitan tastes that prompted The Philadelphia Inquirer to call West Chester ". . . one of the world's most perfect small towns." With more than 75 restaurants offering a menu for every taste and budget. Shopping is always fun at the dozens of shops and boutiques throughout downtown."

-From downtownwestchester.com

Our Team

At the Front Desk

Hillary Todd

Hillary Todd

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Grew up in Chester County and graduated from West Chester University. Has lived and worked in the borough for the past 8 years. Along with being at the front desk at the Space, she also runs a dog walk and sitting business on the side. In her spare time, she likes to be active by going on a run or a hike at Ridley Creek State Park. One of her favorite things is going to Baldwin’s Book Barn to read and collect old books.

Bill Handy

Bill Handy

COMMUNITY MANAGER

Bill is thrilled to reconnect in his old stomping grounds as the newest member to the align5 and align.Space teams. In his role as Community Relationship Manager, Bill is excited to maintain and grow an inspiring coworking environment and to further develop a thriving event space not only for West Chester, but also the greater Philadelphia region to enjoy.

Jess Miller

Jess Miller

Intern

Jessica Miller is our intern here for the summer. She is a sophomore at Penn State University and is studying Marketing at the Smeal College of Business. Jess works with us on our day to day operations and social marketing.

Behind the Scenes

Geoff Peel

Web & Digital Marketing Specialist

Geoff Peel is our in house marketing and web specialist. He’s passionate about web development and creating an online experience that matches align.Space’s physical presence. With a background in the entertainment industry, Geoff’s excited to create engaging content that entrepreneurs and growth companies find useful to grow their businesses.

Kevin O'Connor

VICE PRESIDENT

Kevin leads the align5 Coaching Practice as the Vice President of Strategic Coaching and Consulting.

John Ratliff

MANAGING DIRECTOR

John Ratliff is a co-founder and partner of align5 and align.Space. Prior to founding align5, John was the President and CEO of Appletree Answers, a telephone answering service company he started in 1995 growing the company to 24 US- based locations and 650 employees before it was sold to a strategic buyer in June 2012. John is passionate about strategy, company culture and employee engagement.

Chad Williams

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Chad Williams is a co-founder and partner of align5 and is responsible for leading the company’s business development.

Denise Richmond

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Denise Richmond is a co-founder and partner of align5 and leads the company’s finance, analysis and operations.

Pat Taggart

Pat is our resident video storyteller and can most often be found in The Green Room, our production studio. A documentary filmmaker both by passion and trade, Pat helps companies tell their stories in creative and compelling ways to attract customers and inspire employees. He loves hockey, hates coffee and spends his time away from the camera with his wife, Courtney, and their two kiddos, Skylar and Cameron.

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