Doug was a graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs, and served in the U.S. Navy as a medical corpsman in Memphis, Tennessee. Returning to Colorado, he subsequently graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
From there his life propelled him into what would be his ultimate calling, the hospitality industry. He began his adventure at the Lodge at Vail as the assistant manager and then the food and beverage director and then on to The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, first as executive assistant manager before being promoted to general manager and vice president. On Jan. 1, 1984, Doug became the general manager, and then vice president of operations of the Broadmoor Hotel. Following his employment at “the Grand Old Lady,” Doug would manage various other esteemed hotels and ski operations, including The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Vail and Denver, the Magnolia Hotel of Denver, Colorado Ski Country USA and Vail Resorts. (Legacy obit)