Alan and hiswife Dorcas have owned their home at Cascade Head Ranch since 2007 and havebeen permanent residents since 2014. They have participated in various Sitka Center events and have takenmany workshop classes as well. Inaddition to a construction management and development career, Alan is a retiredU. S. Navy pilot who flew search and rescue helicopters from aircraftcarriers. Time with the Port of Portlandas the Operations Manager at Portland International Airport included managingthe Fire and Rescue Service and the Airport Police Department. This continued his interest in emergencypreparedness and led to FEMA certification as a Neighborhood Emergency Teamleader in Portland. After moving toCascade Head Ranch, he has continued participation in emergency planning withthe Ranch Homeowners Association.