A.A. Illinois Central College. Doug has been a herpetologist at the Peoria Zoo and a Sun Foundation instructor for many years.
Currently he is president of the Central Illinois Herpetological Society and is actively involved on the boards of the Peoria Academy of Science and the Sun Foundation. He has worked with many endangered and threatened species. He is very interested in amphibian and turtle conservation. He feels it is environmentally important to get kids interested in the sciences and the natural world.