Alan is President and Managing Partner — he provides consulting, training, and proposal services. Contact him regarding general inquiries. Alan focuses on university, K-14, and NGO clients (especially faith-based organizations).

Alan has consulted for school districts, health care organizations, law enforcement agencies and faith-based organization. His past projects include program design and evaluation for university institutes and centers; startup business planning for NGOs; board retreats for government and NGOs; policy analysis for state government; municipal economic development planning; and executive education for government and military agencies.

Alan was born in NYC, grew up in rural Arizona, attended the University of Wisconsin and now resides in Los Angeles. Trained as a geographer and economist, his emphasis on applying theory to real problems puts his work squarely in the field of community development. After a 25-year hiatus, he has returned to school for a doctoral degree.

Patrick is an associate. He provides editing, writing, and training services for all clients.

Patrick Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at UC Riverside, studying the historical development of philosophy and cognitive neuroscience. He also works on foundational issues in logic and mathematics. Patrick teaches philosophy at Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College.

Patrick has extensive experience as a writing teacher and coach. He learned the nuts and bolts of writing as a grammar and composition teacher and developed a deep understanding of the art and science of persuasion by teaching critical thinking courses. Patrick joined Giant Angstrom after serving as a writing consultant at UCR’s Graduate Writing Resource Center, where he helped his clients produce compelling, polished grant applications, cover letters, proposals, and essays.

Patrick’s work at Giant Angstrom focuses on crafting storyboards for proposals and other strategic communications, and editing and polishing drafts into things of grace.