Alan is a disabled veteran of the US Air Force and is a native of Long Beach, California. He has explored food and the culinary arts around the globe, including an extensive stay in Okinawa, Japan, South Korea and Mexico. He is the Executive Editor of Munchy, our digital channel for food at Rise Media. Alan also manages our social media team, including training and recruitment. In November 2017, Alan’s ingenuity resulted in the launch of Walla Walla Valley Heroes, a monthly program that recognizes those who give back to our community. Alan currently lives in Milton-Freewater with his dachshund, Ellie Mae.