Born in Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon, Truc Nguyen Allen immigrated to Southeastern US with his mother in 1980. Realizing at a young age that a life in the outdoors was where he wanted to be, he’s been dedicated to adventure sports and the outdoor industry for over 25 years.
Currently living in Seattle, Washington, Truc has been providing photos and video for global to local clients like Rock & Ice and Climbing Magazines, GORE-TEX, Arc’Teryx, Outdoor Research, MadRock Climbing, Nikwax, Traction eRag, and many more. His love for photography and the backcountry is only rivaled by his dedication to family and creating relationships within the community. As a long time athlete in each sport, he also commits a regular amount of his time as board, committee, and staff with local to national advocacy, stewardship, and safety organizations like the American Alpine Club, Access Fund, Washington Climbers Coalition, and the Northwest Avalanche Center. When he can find the time, he also writes music, performing around Seattle, and regular shows for the annual Outdoor Retailer in Denver.