After 24 years serving the community in Fire/EMS, Alan decided it was time to hang up the helmet and retire from a Tucson area fire department as a Captain/Paramedic and Union President.
Since 2010, he has been an avid CrossFitter himself and involved in the CrossFit community by supporting his wife, Kare, in her adventures as a CrossFit Masters Competitor. It seemed only natural that they open their own CrossFit affiliate and, in 2016, he and Kare decided to focus all their resources and energy on creating the CrossFit gym they had always wanted.
In addition to coaching, Alan programs and supervises the Fire Factory classes where participants take the strength and speed skills they develop in CrossFit and apply them to task-based/team activities using firefighter equipment modeled after fire academy physical training.
Alan is also a well-known, Tucson-based filmmaker and his retirement from the fire department affords him the time to balance his passion as a writer/director with his Milo Fitness Factory enterprise.