Alan is a successful recording artist and performer playing more than 100 concerts each year across the United States. A former Nashville writer, Alan has turned the focus of his music and message toward helping the bereaved find hope and healing as they navigate the valley of grief after the loss of a loved one.
Living in Englewood, Colo., Alan spends most of his time on the road playing his original music and telling his story.
As a writer, Alan draws on his unique journey combining his own experience with the stories of thousands of bereaved families has met and reached out to over the years. As a performer, he draws on the experience gleaned from his work as a network radio reporter, stand-up comedian and actor.
His own story was the catalyst for his shift in music and message. In 2001, Alan’s only daughter was killed in an automobile accident in Colorado.
This tragedy would take his life in a direction he never imagined and the pain and journey toward finding joy again have been the subject matter the three highly acclaimed CDs of original songs.
Alan’s message is simple: “We were put on this earth to love them for as long as we live, not for as long as they lived.”
He believes that healing comes slow, but does come as we once again reach out to others who share this journey and offer our hand to help.
His gentle mix of humor and straight from the hear talk wrapped around powerful songs about love, loss, and healing makes for a unique concert experience.
Alan has performed or been a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at many international, national, and regional conferences including The World Gathering on Bereavement, the Compassionate Friends National Conference, and The National Gathering of Bereaved Parents of the USA.
His music is popular with bereaved people around the world and is used at candle lighting series, balloon and butterfly releases, and by hundreds of professionals and organization as a healing tool for the bereaved.
Alan is only making two stops in Georgia this fall and Cedartown is lucky to be one of them. Everyone is invited to a night no one will forget.