Allan has helped plan, coordinate and manage a multitude of organizations over the past 25 years. With a degree in Secondary Education from Samford University and Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Allan has helped lead churches, youth organizations and retail establishments in a variety of ways. Prior to co-founding Hope Manifest, he served for 8 years as the Youth Camp and Summer Staff Coordinator at Passport, where he coordinated programmatic and administrative aspects of the Passport ministry – all of which were designed to produce foundational and camping experiences in community service for students of all ages.

Allan is married to Valerie and they have two young sons, Carter and Marshall. The Burtons live in Birmingham, AL