Doug spent 40 plus years in aviation maintenance industry until retiring in 2010 as Quality Assurance Manager - West for a major Canadian airline. His duties included writing policy, performing audits and investigations.
After retirement he entered politics and served 6 years as a municipal councillor in Manitoba. It is here that he became involved in numerous senior related programs, which fueled his passion for supporting seniors as they age. He was instrumental in bringing Age Friendly recognition to his community. Doug served on several boards, that included 2 terms as Vice President of the local handy van board, president of the local community center and director the Gimli Senior Resource Center.
In 2016, Doug and his wife Laura moved to Cranbrook to be with family. Doug has not stopped being involved in his Community. Along with being a mentor for the East Kootenay CRNs, he is a director on the United Way EK board, board chair of the City of Cranbrook Advisory Planning Committee and Vice Chair of the City of Cranbrook Age Friendly Committee and working member of Cranbrook Social Planning Safe Communities Society. Doug believes in giving back to his community by providing resources and support that will allow adults to age with respect safely.