At the age of 19, Allen was living in Athens Greece exploring the art, architecture, archaeology and cultures of Europe and Northern Africa. History and design played an important role in choosing to study marketing and then architecture as a starting point as a creative entrepreneur. While in college he was fortunate to apprentice with one of the best antique restorers in the country and found a natural love in bringing beautiful old pieces back to life. The result was owning two fine art and antique showrooms in the southeast and a custom furniture workshop that dealt with some of the top interior designers on the east coast. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Charleston Living and Veranda. In 2006 and 2007 he moved to Milan, Italy where he was an antique buyer for several American antique dealers and also restored antiques for Italian, French and Russian clients.
He now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico where creativity surrounds him. As a partner in Richard Roseman Luxury, LLC, Allen oversees the complexities in fabricating custom and semi-custom amenities for VVIP aircraft and luxury yachts.
"If you can dream it, you can achieve it" was instilled in him by his father at a very early age. JetModa is a continuation of his creative entrepreneurial spirit.