Doug believes that actions speak louder than words. His dedication to musical endeavors runs deeper than any other passion. It began when he started playing drums over 25 years ago. This led him along the path from lessons and rehearsing alone, to school band and into the world of live performance, cooperation and the teamwork required to be in contemporary music groups. Some groups he’s formed and played drums for are The Widgets, Office Diving, Massive Moth, The Apheliotropic Orchestra, Kevin Rafn, Omegatone, Mouth, SDM, Monoplane, and currently City of Pieces.

Doug also has a Degree in Live Show Production and Touring from Full Sail University. His focus is on producing live music performances, sound engineering, and promotions in Salem and the surrounding areas. Some venues and productions he has worked on and continues to work with include The Space Concert Club, The Great Idea at Enchanted Forest, Sons of Salem on KMUZ 100.7FM, Salem Sunday Streets, Cherry City Music Festival, The Grand Theatre, Gilgamesh Lounge, The Governor’s Cup, Brown’s Lounge, Kraftworks, Taproot Lounge & Cafe, Ike Box, Boon’s Treasury, and now RiverCity Rock Star Academy!

Doug's primary philosophy is to create opportunities for people to experience performance from any angle; performer and patron alike. He is excited about music’s therapeutic value for people of any age, and will continue to pass the torch through education in drumming and sound engineering.