Happy 2024! I’m excited about this new year together with you!

My goal is to make www.TofuAlan.net continuously better as I transfer content, ideas, and themes from my previous site, www.TofuAlan.com.  I plan to create new pages and update and modify the website weekly so I can bring you all the content and services I’d love to share with you this year. Cheers!

Who is TofuAlan? If you want to know more, you can visit the About Me section. In a nutshell, I love to dance, sing, hike, dine, teach, swim, play, cruise, karaoke, explore, travel, work, write, read, share, network, and explore the subjects of poker, miningcryptocurrencies, play board games and much, much more.

This website is a way to easily share some of my favorite activities, events, and thoughts with you. If I saw something that piqued my interest, I’ll probably write about it and post it in the blog section of this site. If it’s a more significant part of my life, it may become a dedicated page or spawn a separate website. I’m still feeling things out and rearranging as I see fit, and I’m always open to suggestions too. Happy reading and I hope you have fun exploring!

Below are eight services I provide within my community. I’ve reordered them due to Covid-19 restrictions. (I’m not teaching dance classes, and the band is on hiatus).

#1 Merchant Services

If you own a business or are planning to start a business and plan to accept credit & debit cards, please allow me to win your business. After several years in the industry, I decided to start my own Merchant Services Company and opened my doors in March 2020. (Perfect timing as Covid-19 descended on Los Angeles). I can offer you very competitive rates, and in most cases, I can meet or beat your current rates. As a bonus, I donate a portion of my profits to, The Burrito Project and other local charities.

Learn More about the Merchant Services I can offer you.

#2 Website Design Services

I have assembled a fantastic TEAM of web designers and content providers to help you create or rebrand your website. If you’re a DIY person like me, I can help guide you in the right direction. Also, here’s a link to information regarding how to buy a domain name and the Newsletterhosting & email services I use.

Learn More about my favorite website tools.

#3 Alpine Design

I took my first drafting class when I was 14 years old, and I have been working in this field for over 20 years. If you require design services for a new restaurant or bar, these are my favorite projects to design (most likely, because I love doing research in these establishments).

I also enjoy designing custom homes and living spaces for you and your family. These include room additions, granny flat conversions, accessory dwelling units, ADUs, and 2nd story additions.

Learn More about Alpine Design…

#4 The Burrito Project 

What is the burrito project? In a nutshell, The Burrito Project is a group of friends who get together and make burritos for the hungry in their community. I’ve been working with the burrito project for over ten years.

Learn More about getting involved with The Burrito Project.

TofuAlan dancing with Renata DePersis at Third Saturday Swing. Photo by Steve Kim.

#5 Dance Classes

I’m sure you have heard the expression, two left feet. That was me before taking dance classes. Now, I’ve been teaching dance classes for over 20 years and specialize in swing dancing & salsa dancing. I can also help you get ready for your first wedding dance.

Learn More about local dance classes & social dancing.

TofuAlan Singing

#6 Music – Wedding Singer & Cantor

I started singing in choirs as a teenager and eventually auditioned and was accepted into a local chorale based in Los Angeles. The experience gave me the opportunity to develop and train my voice. I have been working as a church musician & cantor for over ten years and have had the privilege and honor to sing at many of my friends’ weddings.

Learn More about my love of music.

TofuAlan Ordained Minister
The Susan & Paul Wedding with TofuAlan.

#7 Ordained Minister

My mother always wanted me to become a priest. Maybe this was a close second? The County of Los Angeles allows friends and family to officiate a wedding, and several friends and family members asked me to officiate their wedding for them. After the 3rd wedding I officiated, a friend suggested becoming an ordained minister, and I followed their advice, and voila, I am now an officially ordained minister.

Learn More about Minister TofuAlan

#8 Wedding Planner

Am I a wedding planner? No, but I love planning parties and events. I have attended many weddings, and I’ve provided a thoughtful guide to help you get started in the right direction.

Learn More about some Wedding tips & tricks.

The photo was taken by TofuAlan while hiking to Idlehour Trail Camp, Angeles National Forest.

What Else Is Here???

I have been told I should have an email list with all the activities I do. I’ll be creating a weekly newsletter soon…

In the meantime, I’ll list many of my favorite activities and things I find interesting on this website.

My Newsletter is coming soon…

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