Alan Krum

     Sole Owner of Alan Krum Enterprises

A Technical Generalist with a lifelong interest in all types of Art and Puppetry. In current decades Animatronics, Kinetics, Robotics, Special Effects and Electronics have been added to the mix.  He was a collector of notable art and has always supported Art & Music in schools and the community.  His current interests at his studio lay in creating examples of how to recycle packaging and other items into art projects for adults and children, along with developing community oriented projects.  He is involved in the local Steampunk community and has founded and/or served on Boards for Technical Incubators, Performing Arts, and Social & Environmental Issues.


  • Interests
    Art • Electronics • Puppetry / Animatronics • Camping • Hiking • Cooking • Entertaining • Horticulture • Music • Photography / Video Production • Programming • Theater • StageCraft • Travel • Amateur (HAM) radio • Assisting & Empowering Nonprofits • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)
  • What I care about
    Education • Social Services • Arts and Culture • Science and Technology • Nature & The Environment • Civil Rights and Social Action • Human Rights • Homelessness & Displacement • World Health • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief • Economic Empowerment • Poverty Alleviation • Animal Welfare
  • Current & Prior Public Service, Volunteer Experience & Causes
    • Board Member – Friends of Island Library (FOIL)
    • Board Member & Treasurer – Allied Arts of Whatcom County
    • Member – Community Outreach / Personal Preserve, Lummi Island Heritage Trust
    • Board Member, President & Communications Chair – Bellingham Metal Arts Guild
    • Volunteer at Bellingham Senior Activity Center, including cooking for their events.
    • Board and Founding Member of the Manuel Artime Foundation, a non-profit organization for women & children in need
    • Board and Founding Member of STATIS, a non-profit technical business incubator
    • Founder and CEO of The Eclectic Society, a non-profit promoting unique and/or lesser known forms of Art & Music.
    • Board member of CASA (a multi-faith support organization)
    • Volunteer for the University of Miami School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital, providing Easter and Xmas events for children and adults
    • Guest Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Medicine
    • Volunteer Coordinator for the annual White Party (the original) for people with HIV/AIDS
    • Crisis Hot Line Volunteer at Health Crisis Network (supporting abused women & men, those at risk, and suicide prevention)
    • Communications Director for Multiple Sclerosis K-100 bike ride fundraiser events (100 Kilometers over 2 days)
    • Communications Director for March of Dimes Walk-a-Thon fundraiser events
    • Amateur Radio Communications Coordinator for the Annual Orange Bowl Parade
    • Web developer for Glencoe Interfaith Builders (a Habitat for Humanity support group)
    • Technical Director of the PBRA communications team, an organization providing additional emergency communications support to government agencies in S. Florida
    • Member of Dade County Emergency Management Response Team for Medical Evacuation & Natural DIsasters
    • Developer of the IRIS Morse Code system for automated text to code translations with audible and visual output to train individuals in Morse Code
    • S.E. Region Director for Fido-Net, a volunteer group providing the world-wide BBS information exchange network (i.e. the basis for the Internet)
    • Developer of MONA, an on-line BBS system for medical information exchange during disasters
    • NOAA weather services Caribbean Hurricane report coordinator / distributor

Skill Sets & Industries 

♦ Staff Mgmt, Development, Recruiting

♦ Project, Systems, Program, Database Design
   – Development &  Mgmt

♦ Internet, Cloud, Telecom, Radio, TV,
    Video & Satellite Systems

♦ Internet Services (B2C & B2B)

♦ Not-for-Profit Organizations

♦ Systems & Integration Evaluation

♦ Test & Debug of Software & Hardware

♦ Analysis & Needs Assessment

♦ Data Center Design & Mgmt

♦ Electronics R & D

♦ Product Engineering

♦ Manufacturing

♦ Security Systems

♦ Retail & Wholesale

♦ Distribution

♦ Import / Export

♦ Warehousing

♦ Transportation

♦ Customer service

♦ Vendor Management

♦ RFP & Proposal Writing

♦ Finance, Debt & Banking

♦ Credit Card Processing

♦ Accounting, Taxes & Legal

♦ Strategic Planning & Budgets

♦ Business Intelligence

♦ Negotiation

♦ Marketing

♦ Grant Writing

♦ R/C & Remote Control

♦ Underwater Systems

♦ Hospitality & Lodging

♦ Medical

♦ Food Production

♦ Horticulture

♦ Real estate


Hatched in Chicago, IL USA  November 25

Language – Native:    English
Reading:    French · North Germanic · Spanish · Norwegian (Nynorsk) · Romanian Cyrillic
 
Self Identity:  Tree Hugger, Mischief Elf, Nexus Surfer, Empath, Pagan, Naturist
 
Political Views:   Mark Twain was Spot On:
“The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet.”

            – Mark Twain in Eruption

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