Doug worked with high risk, high need populations between 1985 –2014, 30 years. His work includes time at the Metropolitan Development Council, a community-based agency located in Tacoma. The council provides overall management and supervision of support and outreach services for homeless and at-risk youth, counseling and case management services for the elderly, energy and emergency assistance, and educational opportunity and resource services. Family and children services are provided as well as food projects, chemical dependency treatment programs, and home weatherization services.
Doug has also worked at a Comprehensive Mental Health Center and for the Juvenile Court. He has provided key stewardship and stability as a Board Member at Community Health Care for the last 25 years. This has included multiple terms as an officer and chairing various committees.