Government Affairs, Investor Relations and Organic Compliance
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
Alan directs Government Affairs and Food and Agriculture Policy for Natural Grocers, a 60-year-old health food chain operating over 90 stores in fifteen states. He is active in many trade organizations and grassroots groups and sits on the Boulder County Food and Agriculture Policy Council. His focus is on communicating with local and federal policymakers using frameworks that are non-confrontational and inclusive but ultimately sustainable. He has lived for extended periods in Portugal, Haiti, and Dominica, where he developed a keen appreciation for the variables of agriculture production and food systems within different geographic, cultural and economic contexts.