Alan is President and Managing Partner — he provides consulting, training, and proposal services. Contact him regarding general inquiries. Alan focuses on university, K-14, and NGO clients (especially faith-based organizations).
Alan has consulted for school districts, health care organizations, law enforcement agencies and faith-based organization. His past projects include program design and evaluation for university institutes and centers; startup business planning for NGOs; board retreats for government and NGOs; policy analysis for state government; municipal economic development planning; and executive education for government and military agencies.
Alan was born in NYC, grew up in rural Arizona, attended the University of Wisconsin and now resides in Los Angeles. Trained as a geographer and economist, his emphasis on applying theory to real problems puts his work squarely in the field of community development. After a 25-year hiatus, he has returned to school for a doctoral degree.
Patrick is an associate. He provides editing, writing, and training services for all clients.
Patrick Ryan is a PhD candidate in philosophy at UC Riverside, studying the historical development of philosophy and cognitive neuroscience. He also works on foundational issues in logic and mathematics. Patrick teaches philosophy at Cal State Fullerton and Fullerton College.
Patrick has extensive experience as a writing teacher and coach. He learned the nuts and bolts of writing as a grammar and composition teacher and developed a deep understanding of the art and science of persuasion by teaching critical thinking courses. Patrick joined Giant Angstrom after serving as a writing consultant at UCR’s Graduate Writing Resource Center, where he helped his clients produce compelling, polished grant applications, cover letters, proposals, and essays.
Patrick’s work at Giant Angstrom focuses on crafting storyboards for proposals and other strategic communications, and editing and polishing drafts into things of grace.
Ben is Director of Business Development. He also works with clients who need to develop brand identity and strategic communications.
Ben is back in Los Angeles from Shanghai, where he worked in advertising to help international clients reposition themselves in China. He has experience helping a diverse set of clientele take advantage of the growing Chinese market.
Holding a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, Ben understands the importance of effective communications in an increasingly inter-connected world. He believes the Brand and Brand Culture are a company’s most valuable assets, which must be carefully maintained throughout the communication process. He has just completed his masters’ studies in communication from USC’s Annenberg School.
Arielle is Communications and Marketing Coordinator. She also works in the podcasting industry. Arielle is new to Los Angeles, having grown up in New York and then living in Mississippi, where she worked as an education consultant.
Holding a degree in Geography from Binghamton University, Arielle understands the importance of demographic and census data, and how they affect everyday issues in today’s age.