Alan ran a CPA firm for thirty one years. He was the owner of Balmer Nelson Van Mersbergen, with a client base of over four hundred clients. Prior to operating his own firm, Alan worked for the international accounting firm of Laventhol Horwath in their Washington DC office.
At the end of 2014, Alan sold his practice and retired from public accounting at the age of 56. He currently lives with his wife Joy in Maui, Hawaii.