Born and raised in Rochester, MN, Alan learned leadership skills at a young age by being a boy scout who earned his Eagle Scout award. He graduated high school and attended North Dakota State University with his sights on becoming a lawyer. This goal quickly changed with the evolution of the internet and he started working at web design companies as well as dabbling in web design and programming himself, and could not get enough. One of the companies he worked for filed bankruptcy. Alan used that opportunity to help those clients by taking them on himself as hosting clients.
After graduating college with two degrees in English and Political Science, Alan married his high school sweetheart, Kim, and they moved back home to the Rochester area where Alan focused his attention on growing CWS. Alan worked hard to become an integral part of the community by joining the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors, March of Dimes Board of Directors, and many more. CWS continued to grow their hosting clients and web design clients and is now offering marketing and branding services. Today, CWS is recognized as a leading company for social media marketing.
In 2004, he built the beautiful office space CWS still has today. Alan has focused on building a great team and creating an award-winning culture for his 18+ employees. With over 790 clients, CWS is now the leading web design and marketing firm in Rochester.
In his free time, Alan spends time with Kim and their two kids, Kylie and Carson, as well as reading, golfing, and spending time with extended family and friends.