Allen Andersson and his wife, Susan Riecken, founded the Riecken Community Libraries in 2000, and Allen served as its president until 2008. As a young Peace Corps Volunteer, he taught calculus at the University of Honduras. For the next four decades, as a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur, he created new technologies in high-energy physics, desktop publishing, radiology, computational linguistics, telecommunications, and biotechnology.
“We asked ourselves, what travels cheapest over a hundred miles of bad road, then multiplies its value every time it is used? Information! The idea for Riecken Libraries was born that day.”