Alan got his start in television broadcasting at the CBS affiliate WRDW in Augusta, GA, but then moved into larger markets at the Fox affiliate WHNS in Greenville, SC/Asheville, NC, and the WB affiliate WLFL in Raleigh, NC. After years of being a News Videographer, he moved into management and became the Director of Promotions for WTWB in Greensboro, NC.
In 2006, he enrolled full-time at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where in 2010 he graduated with honors with a B.A. in Media Studies and a concentration in Media Management. While a student, he started freelancing videos for many companies while simultaneously operating UNCG’s campus television station. What started as a part-time job quickly grew into a growing clientele. Some of his clients included NC State University, UNCG, Clear Channel Radio, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and Deep South Entertainment where he produced a video for a well-known Country Music artist. He has shot video for the CBS Network, The Weather Channel, the Masters Golf Tournament, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, among others.
Wanting to learn emerging interactive media trends, he then enrolled in Elon University’s Interactive Media master’s program and is now an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Meredith College and the director of Meredith’s Digital Communication certificate program. In 2020 he was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant from the US Department of State and traveled to Eswatini, a small country in southern Africa, to work with the University of Eswatini to develop their Media Studies curriculum.
He previously taught at Campbell University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a father to daughter Taylor and son Hudson, husband to Lauren, and enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and watching football and F1 racing.
B.A. in Media Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A. in Interactive Media, Elon University
Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association Award, Best Feature Reporting
UNC Greensboro Broadcasting and Cinemas Undergraduate Student of the Year
Board of Directors, Designed For Joy, Chair of the Communications Committee
Member of College Media Association
Town of Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Advisory Committee