Alan co-founded Weather Underground. He brings his expertise in CS, weather and consumer product development to the NOAA as a PIF.
Alan is a computer engineer and entrepreneur who enjoys creating consumer products. Alan co-founded the Weather Underground, a leading weather website in 1995 while at the University of Michigan. He began his career as the company’s Director of Technology building web products from government weather data. Alan completed a masters degree at Stanford University in Human Computer Interaction. After graduating, Alan became President of the Weather Underground and grew the company to become the second largest weather website, with 50 employees and over 20 million unique monthly visitors. In 2012, Weather Underground was sold to The Weather Channel. After a successful integration, Weather Underground continues as a brand and a set of products at the Weather Channel.