Born and raised in Rochester, MN, Alan learned leadership skills at a young age through Boy Scouts and earning 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. He could not get enough. One of the companies he worked for filed bankruptcy and 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 Cactus Cow Digital's parent company, CWS.
With more than 790 clients, CWS is now the leading web design and marketing firm in Rochester and is recognized as a leading company for social media marketing. With CWS as a foundation and a strong belief in continual growth, Alan launched Cactus Cow Digital and looks forward to educating clients in the areas of Growth-Driven Design, Inbound Marketing, and content creation.
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.
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