Raised in Port Alberni, BC, Allan obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Area Studies and his Education Diploma in the Multicultural Teacher’s Education Program from the University of British Columbia. Allan spent five years as a Teacher-on-Call for the Richmond and Vancouver School districts in the 1980’s. Allan has been an employee of Telus (Mobility) for the past 15 years. Allan is married with 4 children. Allan was first elected as a trustee in 1999, and was re-elected for a second term in November 2002.