Alan Horton
Managing Director

Alan brings more than two decades of senior nonprofit management experience to The Freshwater Trust. He served as the Executive Director of Sedona Cultural Park in Arizona, where he managed the conversion of a 50-acre landfill into a nature preserve, park, performance facility and small college campus. Alan also worked as Director of Finance and Operations for Seattle’s ArtsFund, where he oversaw more than $5 million in annual grant-making efforts and helped facilitate numerous public-private development partnerships, including the $150 million campaign for the Seattle Symphony’s new concert hall. Alan grew up near Seattle and has spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest, completing his bachelor’s degree at University of Puget Sound and graduate work in non-profit management at University of Washington. As The Freshwater Trust’s Managing Director, he works closely with the President on organizational strategy, directly oversees staff, and helps drive the organization’s special initiatives, including the development of StreamBank and BasinScout technologies. Outside the office, you can find Alan enjoying tennis, camping, and working with wood in his shop.

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