Alan Weiss received a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and taught in Ohio for 15 years. After teaching, he worked as a Drug Enforcement Administration auditor and trainer at Roxane Laboratories, where he earned the Vice President's Award for saving the company more than $275,000 in a loss-prevention program. Alan developed the DEA training and auditing programs for Roxane while earning his MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Alan moved to Seattle to work as a senior clinical trainer at Icos Corp. in Bothell, where he worked until the company was bought out by Eli Lilly. Alan was also a clinical system trainer at Providence Hospice of Seattle.
Alan has been active in nonprofits. He was the moderator of his church board, a member of the Community Advisory Board at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and a member of the AIDS care team at Multifaith Works of Seattle. Alan was also a founding member of the CEN board, where he served as both vice president and treasurer. Alan left the board in 2007 but remains a valued adviser.