|Service:||United States Army|
Doug grew up as the youngest of seven children on a farm just outside of Weston, Missouri. He spent a lot of time working in the tobacco fields alongside his father. In his spare time, Doug enjoyed hunting and fishing. At the age of 14, Doug began working at a hunting club in the Weston area. Here, Doug learned much about hunting and hunting safety. At the age of 17, Doug went to work in Canada as a fishing guide.
Upon graduating high school, Doug enlisted in the United States Army where he served for three years. Doug’s father, brother and two sisters also served in the military. As a former service member whose brother was wounded in the Vietnam War, Doug understands what it means to support these veterans during their time of need.
Upon returning from the military, Doug began working at a foundry in Atchison, Kansas, where he trained to be a welder. After working there for a while, he transferred his employment to the United States Penitentiary at Leavenworth Kansas, where he has been employed for 23 years.
Doug now spends a lot of his free time hunting with several close friends. While hunting any animal is his passion, he devotes a lot of his time to hunting turkey and waterfowl.
Doug is an active member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association and supports them by attending many events annually.
Doug is married with two children and resides in the Weston, Missouri area.