Over 23 YEARS AND 1000 TRANSACTIONS IN KEY WEST!
Doug was born and raised in Arkansas. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans and studied in the MBA program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He followed promotions during his corporate career around the country while working in operations management with Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Vie de France. He’s called New Orleans, Texas, Chicago, New York, Hoboken, and Baltimore home and has purchased and sold real estate in several of these markets.
In the early 1980's, Doug began visiting Key West to escape those cold Chicago winters. In 1995, he moved to the island and began selling real estate in 1996. He opened his own company in 2007.
Doug completed the renovation of his 150 year old home and has graduated from the vegetable gardens that he grew “up north” to orchids, tropical fruit trees, bananas and native butterfly plants here in paradise. It always amazes him how quickly things grow in our warm, sunny climate.
Doug is on the board of the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and chaired that organization for two years. He was on the board of the Key West Association of REALTORS® and was president of that organization. He was also on the boards of the Key West Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Community Church.
Doug supports the arts and other charities including Last Stand, GLEE, Reef Relief, the National Wildlife Federation, the Audubon Society, Habitat for Humanity, and FIRM. He purchased his first hybrid car in 2000 and participated in a green living conference in San Francisco and earned theREALTOR®, GREEN designation.
Doug has travelled to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He bought and sold property in Costa Rica and helped several friends and clients purchase property there as well. He also participated in international real estate conferences in Madrid and Bangkok and resort real estate symposiums in Cabo San Lucas and San Francisco. He earned a Transnational Referral Certification which gives him access to a network of certified agents world-wide. And he earned the Resort and Second Home Property Specialist designation.
Doug completed the requirements to become a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and was inducted into the Million Dollar Guild. He has participated in the record-breaking sales of many of the island’s finest properties.
Awards & Designations
REALTOR®, GREEN, TRC(International), RSPS(Resort), CLHMS(Luxury), Realtor of the Year, Key West Association of Realtors past president