Allen first joined the Board in January, 2010 and is currently serving his second term as a board member. He has also previously served on the Nunavut Planning Commission, and has experience as former Chief Negotiator for the Nunavut Agreement and Executive Director for the Nunavut Constitutional Forum. He was also involved with negotiations for the Tunngavik Federation of Nunavut. He went to school in Yellowknife, and while he currently lives in Ottawa, he continues to consider Cambridge Bay his home. Allen is also an experienced interpreter/translator and is fluent in his first language, Inuinnaqtun, and in English.