Alan is a pre-med student at Ohio Research University and an acquaintance of Sahira's. He is a bit of a slacker as well as a pot-head. He has a bit of a crush on Sahira, and has been trying to, in her words, "get into her sari for ages".
Sahira takes Spinnerette to Alan for medical treatment after her ill-fated first patrol. It is Alan that discovers how quickly Spinnerette heals.
He is also the designer of a silicone liner that Sahira uses to create Heather's fat suit.