Doug graduated from UNC-Greensboro with an undergraduate degree in English along with a teaching certificate in Marketing Education. He has parlayed those degrees into a 31-year career in the North Carolina Public School System. Early in his education career, Doug obtained a Masters degree from Western Carolina University in School Guidance and Counseling. Gaining his degree in counseling sharpened Doug’s listening skills, which has aided him in appreciating many of the home spun tales shared at family homecomings and gatherings.
Doug is happily married to his wife Jane and has three children, two sons and a daughter. His two daughter-in-laws have blessed both he and Jane with four granddaughters and a grandson. He continues to serve his country and fellow Veterans by serving as his county’s Veteran Service Officer.