Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Dickinson College, 1981. Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry/Metals, Kent State University, 1993.
Analytical chemist Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, Lewes, Delaware, 1984-1990. Lecturer art University Washington, Seattle, 1993-1994. Assistant professor art Central Washington University, Ellensburg, since 1994.
Chair advisory board Metalsmith Magazine, 1996-1999.
Activist Delaware Lesbian & Gay Health Advocates, Wilmington, 1984-1990. Co-founder ACT-Uttar Pradesh: Delaware, 1990. Member Society North America Goldsmiths, Seattle Metals Guild.
Son of Donald Allen and Frances Irene (Parnay) L. Life Partner: Paul Boutin.