District Governor 2019-2020
Morehead City, NC
Doug was born outside New York City and grew up in New York and Connecticut. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University. Doug and his wife Jane were married in the British Virgin Islands on July 4, where they were living and working at the time. They have two adult sons, one is married with three daughters.
The family has lived in Morehead City since 1992 when they bought Dee Gee’s Gifts & Books. Doug joined the Morehead City Noon Rotary Club in the summer of 1993 and has served in almost every Club position. He was humbled to be Club President in 2004-2005, Rotary’s Centennial Year.
Doug’s first “Rotary Moment” was created in a short-term summer Youth Exchange. He and Jane encouraged an Interact Student to travel to England for the Exchange. No one in her family had ever been on an airplane or attended college. This young lady excelled on the trip, decided she wanted to go to college, and now has her Master’s Degree in International Finance. She lives in Switzerland with her husband and two children. Ten days in England and about $1,000 totally changed her life, as well as her family’s. Her mother now regularly flies to Switzerland to visit. Doug and Jane were blessed to host a full year exchange student in 2016-17 and lived firsthand the life changing experiences she had through Rotary. Rotary changes lives every day.