Allen McEwan was raised in the small town of Pemberton in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. Family trips into the mountains were a huge part of Allen's youth. After high school he went on to study Fish and Wildlife at the BC Institute of Technology. Eventually returning to the family farm in the Pemberton Valley, Allen also worked in the forest industry. Now semi-retired, Allen and his wife Tonette spend their spare time travelling to wilderness areas in the Pacific Northwest - seeking that perfect combination of scenery, wildlife, peace and quiet. An avid hunter and angler, Allen has also volunteered with the Pemberton Wildlife Association for many years and assisted with various conservation and land use planning projects.