Doug was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1973 he moved to his adopted home town of Naples, Florida. He holds a BS in Business Management from Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.
He received his funeral service education at Miami-Dade College School of Mortuary Science and was employed by funeral homes in Florida. He left funeral service and eventually retired after 25 years of local government service.
Doug moved to Lenexa in 2009 and is a licensed Funeral Director in Kansas. Doug is a member of the Lenexa Rotary Club. He enjoys gardening and playing both, golf and chess.