Douglas has been volunteering for over 20 years with various inner city children focused charities. He even became a volunteer firefighter because he wanted to give back to his community. For the last 15 years his volunteer efforts have been in the Los Angeles and Cleveland areas focused on literacy and education.
Douglas professional career covers a multitude of expertise ranging from a carpenter to a nuclear inspector. Douglas who is now semi-retired continues to enjoy building almost anything, but mostly building little libraries that are installed throughout the book deserts in our communities. When he is not building he is creating board games with one of his sons.
Douglas has been known to describe himself as an inventor and dreamer. He enjoys creating and building anything from a house to a little library as long as it brings joy!
When he and his wife started building portable little libraries back in 2013, he had no idea how important and amazing these libraries would be. After building over 30 so far, you can over hear him saying that building the libraries is one of the most fulfilling things he has ever done.
He and his wife have focused their passion for literacy and education by establishing The Literacy Club.
As a child his passion for reading included the complete Tom Swift series and any Encyclopedia he could get his hands on. His current stable of authors include: Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, Zachariah Sitchen, Michael Connelly, Dr. Seuss and Michael Crichton.