Alan discovered his love for paddling in the waters of San Diego, CA while studying engineering at UC San Diego. There, he joined the UCSD Dragonboat Team where he paddled competitively for 2 years and took gold in every race his senior year. Alan went on to paddle with various Southern California Dragonboat Teams including SDDBT, Aerodragons, Rising Tide and more! His favorite part about paddling is how the sport teaches the importance of utilizing strength, technique, and control in perfect unison in order to move the boat fast. Alan looks forward to many more years of paddling and racing and is extremely excited to be on board with Eclipse Paddles!