Al is a 1980 graduate of Harvard University, where he met his wife Pat, now a professor at Plymouth State University. Al and Pat make their home in Concord, New Hampshire, and have two adult children who live in San Francisco and New York City.
Al currently serves in a volunteer capacity as the president of the New Hampshire and Vermont Council of Charitable Gift Planners. In his personal time he is an avid reader, especially of history. In warm weather, he is an enthusiastic bicyclist, while in the winter he can be found doing pull-ups at the 6 a.m. boot camp at his local Y. He recently gained the distinction of joining the “4,000-Footer Club,” having successfully scaled all forty-eight 4,000-foot-high New Hampshire mountains.