Douglas was born in Great Falls, Montana, but grew up exploring the wonderful small towns of Alaska. After graduating from the University of Washington (go Dawgs!), he obtained a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Douglas worked for nearly 40 years in the nuclear energy industry before retiring from the field in 2010.
His career led him and his family around the world, including a three-year stint in Vienna, Austria where he served as a nuclear safeguards inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency. They were fortunate to be there when the Iron Curtain fell in Europe and to witness firsthand the many resulting changes.
Following retirement, Douglas and his wife Lis moved to Portland to live near his son Drew and family. It wasn’t long before he pursued a broker license in order to help Drew grow his business. Douglas assists The Drew Coleman Team with technical tasks and is a wizard with spreadsheets.