Dr. DeLaney is an outdoor enthusiast residing part time in Sandpoint, Idaho since 2005. He spends his winters skiing and snowshoeing in the North Idaho wilderness with his wife, Mary. They fish, bike, kayak and hike during the rest of the year. Allen holds a masters in industrial engineering and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Florida. During his career, he started a consulting business which he sold to Wall Street in 1996, and he then returned to private medical facility consulting in 2000, ultimately spending 7 years building and running surgery centers for a large mid-Atlantic orthopedic corporation. He retired from that position in 2007 to focus more on helping injured athletes and on wilderness medicine.
Allen is a lifelong runner and hiker, having hiked 90% of the Appalachian Trail by age 18, and he worked weekends building the Florida Trail while in college. He has been competitive triathlete for over 20 years and is a USAT certified coach and past member of Team USA in triathlon. In mid-2013 the DeLaneys closed their athletic consultancy, “Rehab to Racing,” based in Northern VA, to spend more time in North Idaho.
Allen and Mary are strongly committed to the inland Pacific Northwest. They lived in Bellingham, WA during most of the 1990s, and returned to the PNW as soon as life allowed that possibility. The couple has been involved in the past in the Rails to Trails Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy, but recently they have been directing time and resources to their back yard in Idaho. The Kaniksu Land Trust is their conservation focus. Allen is also an activist advocate for intelligent forest management to reduce wildfire risks on Schweitzer Mountain and in the Sand Creek Watershed.