After working for many years in finance, project management and program management in the High-Tech Industry, Doug decided to return to school to focus on his passion for conservation management, sustainable forest management, climate change mitigation and wildfire risk reduction. After completing coursework in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences at Oregon State University, Doug transferred into the school’s College of Forestry, where he earned his MS Degree in Forest Ecosystems and Society. In June of 2022, Doug joined the MCRCD as the Forestry Program Manager, where he now focuses on community wildfire risk reduction, habitat restoration, soil management, invasive species management, and mitigating the risks of climate change on forest ecosystems.