Allison was born in South Carolina. She and her mother moved to Richmond Virginia when Allison was 8 years old after her parents divorced. After graduating from high school Allison attended art school in Florida. After graduating from art school, Allison moved to Rehoboth Beach DE and then Wilmington, which is when she met her husband, John, in Buckley's Tavern. That is a story Allison chose not to tell us. Allison and John moved to Kennett Square in 1990. 
Allison and John have been married for 31 years and have 3 daughters. Their eldest, Alex, lives in San Diego CA and has their only grandchild - a 4 year old boy. Their middle daughter lives in Austin TX where she rides jumpers in horse shows. Their youngest daughter lives in West Grove and works in the family business - Bavarian Motorsport. She also just became engaged last week. 
Allison grew up in a family in the auto business, so it was not an issue for her to join John in managing Bavarian Motorsport. The business started as a body shop on Birch Street in 1991. Eventually it moved to their current location on Cypress Street, after expanding into a full service mechanical and body shop, and used car business focusing on high quality cars. Several years ago John retired, so Allison is now the CEO. Allison participates in a national group of 20 women who own and manage auto businesses across the country. They get together at varying locations several times a year to swap ideas, attend seminars, and help each other succeed. 
In addition to operating Bavarian Motorsport, Allison is on the board of the United Way of Southern Chester County, and an active supporter of the Kennett Run and the community in general.