We asked Alan some questions so you can get to know
him and his role at Norval United.
What is one word that describes you?
What are you reading or watching or listening to these days?
I am a huge Star Trek fanatic, so I'm often watching that. I love to read about events happening in the world. I also spend lots of time reading information about cars. I used to write a blog about car care for the staff at my school.
How long have you been connected to NUC?
Since September 1987, though I believe some think it was 1986.
What brought you to NUC?
I was living in Milton after coming back from school just outside of Boston and was looking for something to do. I saw an ad in the paper. I applied, got an interview and then got the job. The rest is history. I remember Lois Reid, Glenn Laidlaw and others interviewing me.
What is your favourite thing about the NUC community?
The people. They've always treated me very well and I like to connect with all the people who come chat with me about music. I love the support. Everyone has always been very gracious and supportive of me. I never feel like I'm taken for granted at Norval.
What is one thing people would find surprising about you?
I can't sing! I worked with the choir at NUC for many years, but I've never been a singer. My youngest brother sings, I just never got into it.
If you could be a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why?
I would be a frying pan, because I hope that my presence will help to warm people up.