Born in Austin Texas, Doug relocated to Kansas City before he could walk. Doug’s early life was spent almost exclusively outdoors fishing, hunting, and playing every sport you can think of. Throughout high school and college Doug was a bit of a jock, but revealed his nerdy side when he became deeply involved in competitive debate and forensics. “Debate was and is the most valuable activity any student can participate in. Enabling a person to articulate and intelligently advocate for a cause really empowers them to critically think about the world around them. Plus arguing with peers is much more fun than accounting or algebra.” Doug continues to volunteer in many Kansas City and surrounding school district aiding in debate and forensics judging and youth coaching.
In his free time you will still find him outdoors working on cars, fishing, wake boarding, or playing adult-league soccer. He is an avid fan of local Kansas City music and Sporting KC. Doug is considering returning to school with hopes to one day be more involved in public education and development.