Doug's expertise lies in Ruby, C++, and Java. At 8th Light, he has contributed to the Fidelity Life project, and he created Gift of Admin. In his time at 8th Light, Doug has learned to not be attached to his own code, but to focus on the needs of the client. A craftsman must focus on detail, and the most important detail is the client's needs. As a craftsman, he is dedicated to a transparent process that respects the trust the clients have placed in him.
Doug helped draft the Manifesto for Software Craftsmanship. In his spare time he is helping his mom get a publishing business revitalized. He and his wife enjoy hiking, skiing, and mentoring youths.
He graduated the University of Illinois with honors in 2002 with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.