After graduating from Owensboro Catholic High School in 1972, Allan attended Brescia College in 1973-74. Allan completed a residential and commercial electrical course at Owensboro Vocational School in 1980.
Allan worked as an electrician from 1978 to 1989. In December 1984, Allan went to work as a mechanical instructor for the Home Builders Institute at the City of Owensboro’s Allen Street project. The project was a joint venture between the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission, State of Kentucky, and HBI, to retrain displaced workers in construction skills while totally rehabbing two older houses. Allan also passed his City Journeyman Electrician exam in 1983.
Allan joined the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission staff in May 1989 as a Rehabilitation Specialist for the Community Development Division. Allan transferred to the Building and Electrical Division of the Owensboro Metropolitan Planning Commission as a Building and Electrical Inspector in June of 1995. Allan has achieved the Commonwealth of Kentucky requirements to be certified as:
- Electrical Inspector
- One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector
- Level I Building Inspector
- Level II Building Inspector
Allan is an active member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky, and successfully meets the continuing education requirements each year as mandated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Duties include making inspections for compliance with applicable building and electrical codes during all phases of construction for residential, commercial , and industrial projects.