Al was born in NJ and grew up enjoying the great outdoors – camping and hiking the foothills with the Scouts, and pretending to be a surfer at the Shore. He attended University of Michigan, then Illinois Tech for a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering. Most of his career was spent in Saint Louis with Anheuser-Busch. Leading the development and installation of environmental technologies, he was able to bring the company a range of renewable energy projects (biogas, wind, solar, biodiesel), often using brewery residuals.

Although only recently migrating to WNC upon his retirement, Al started visiting the area in 1988 when his parents retired there. So when DuPont opened its doors 20 years ago, Al made it a regular stop when visiting. “I was fortunate to watch the Forest mature from its inception, and now excited to play a small part to help shape the future.”

Settled in Flat Rock, Al enjoys playing golf, cooking (outdoors, of course!), staying current with the craft beer scene, and playing his clarinet and saxes. He’s planning to join the Hendersonville Community Band when it’s safe to have concerts again. Finally, there are all the outdoor activities: mountain biking, triathlon, hiking, rock climbing, orienteering and adventure racing. “I love getting lost in the wilderness and finding my way back out!”