For thirty years, Alan worked for the City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department, supervising the maintenance staff and projects, developing the annual work-plan, and managing the division budget. He oversaw the Tree City USA program and coordinated the landscape aspects of all city projects.


  • Bachelor of Science in Horticulture – Washington State University
  • Pacific Northwest Maintenance Management School – National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Community Tree Management Institute – Washington State Department of Natural Resources


  • Certified Arborist – Municipal Specialist PN 0330AM – ISA
  • Certified Professsional Horticulturist 2332 – WSNLA
  • Tree Risk Analysis Qualification – ISA
  • Public Pesticide Applicator License – 7627 WSDA
  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional 55623 – NRPA
  • Integrated Pest Management Certificate – WSU

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society of Arboriculture – PNW Chapter
  • Society of Municipal Arborists
  • American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association
  • Washington Recreation and Parks Association


  • PNW Resource Management School Board of Regents – Outstanding Service
  • WRPA Park Resources Section – Distinguished Service Award


  • Enumclaw, WA
  • Auburn, WA
  • Issaquah, WA
  • The surrounding areas of King County and northern Pierce County