Alan was an active-duty boiler technician for the United States Navy for 4 years, aboard the U.S.S. Tripoli, a helicopter assault and transport ship. He was Honorably Discharged in 1981. Alan worked as a Landscape Foreman at Gledhill for 8 years, back in the 1990’s, before relocating to Cape Cod. On the Cape, he worked as a stone mason for a construction company. Then he worked as an HVAC/geothermal installer for a renewable energy company. He returned to Gledhill in 2015, and was promoted to his current position as Landscape Operations Manager in early 2016.