Alan graduated from Tabor Academy in 1961 and from the University of Maine in 1965 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission in the US Army, Corps of Engineers. After serving in Vietnam, he worked as an ocean engineer for Sperry Systems Management. He attended Long Island University and received a Masters degree in education with New York and Connecticut teachers’ certification in 1972. He taught at the Green Vale School on Long Island from 1970 to 1976, and was also Director of the Upper School and Chair of the Science Department there. In 1976, Alan and his family moved to Stonington, and he worked at Pine Point as an administrator, department chairman, and teacher for 30 years until 2006. His three children attended Pine Point and graduated in 1991, 1994 and 1997 respectively. Currently retired, he serves on the Stonington Shellfish Commission along with other community obligations such as driving for Meals On Wheels, involvement in the Mystic Congregational Church, and especially enjoys sailing, boating and fishing when they are in season.