Ali was born in 1959. He is the owner of Cherry Street Coffee House that has 10 locations in downtown Seattle opening 3 more locations by middle of 2016. Founder of IACA Iranian American Community Alliance established 2005.
Recipient of 2015 American Dream Award by city of Seattle and Spirit of Liberty Award and guest speaker at TEDxKirkland - "The power of good morning" . Also, featured in the article "Trading Persian Tea for Seattle Coffee".
Higher enlightenment is not attainable without love to serve ones community