Doug received his Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management and Leadership and his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Friends University. Doug has been in the field of Developmental Disabilities for 26 years. He started as a direct care professional and later pursued other positions as a community living coordinator, director, trainer, human resources, quality assurance, finance, management, and administration.
He was the Executive Director of Mosiac prior to SLI. Doug has dual certifications as a Certified Professional in Human Resources through the Society for Human Resource Management and Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resource Certification Institute. He has received awards for safety, quality, political advocacy, community education of Alzheimer's, fiscal management, and retention. He has been involved in the community as an upward Bound Coach, AWANA Leader, Webelos and Cub Scout Leader, Chairman of ACC, and Board Member of TBTWC. Doug most recently was presented with Sara’s Hope Award (2017) at SLI. Currently, he is an advisor and coach to TBTWC, an A.L.I.C.E. certified instructor, and a certified instructor of personal and family protection and safety with training in Kansas and the surrounding states. Doug’s previous experiences outside of the field entail sales, retail, agriculture, veterinary tech, entertainment, and adult education.