Alan is founder and principal of Latitude45 Associates, an Oregon-based firm focused on the NW energy sector providing business development, management and public affairs consulting to renewable energy and clean tech firms. Starting in 2001, after 20 years in high technology, Alan spent several years exploring the sustainable industries including the green building, sustainable agriculture, and clean energy sectors. He founded his first clean tech firm, Common Energy, in 2003. In 2005, he became the Northwest director of the commercial business sector for groSolar, then founded Tanner Creek Energy in 2007. A longtime ONDA member and volunteer, Alan joined the board in 2010.