Red Door... all about Alex  

"A girl named Alex" 
2011 self portrait.
Alex Boorman, the daughter of Rick and Lisa, is 20 and has Down syndrome. She is one of the main reasons we started the store and the cafe. Special needs children, after years of school and having friends and teachers, goals and purpose, graduate to find there is no longer much to do in life. We wanted a future for this kiddo. 

Red Door is partly for Alex. She works after school and on Saturdays and all summer. She helps in the cafe, taking out food orders, doing dishes, and cleaning. She's an all-around trooper when it comes to pitching in. Alex is a terrific artist and has sold over 30 paintings. We are terribly proud of her! 

Alex, at a one-person show four years ago. 
Alex, her dad Rick, and niece, Quinn.