Before joining the board in December 2023, Alison was a POMDR volunteer starting back in 2018. She has done writing for the website as well as dog walking, transport and publicity. She also volunteered at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History.
Alison is a Children's Librarian with over 12 years of experience working in libraries. She is currently the Programs, Outreach and Youth Services Manager for Monterey County Free Libraries.
Alison graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Davis with a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Education. She then graduated Beta Phi Mu (member of the library and information studies international honor society) from San Jose State University with a master's in Library Science and a Post-Master's Certificate in Library Leadership and Management. She is currently working on completing her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Om Studios in Monterey.