Doug graduated from Ohio University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and got his Masters in Ocean Engineering at Florida Tech. He has been working for the past ten years using and developing electronic systems in the world's oceans. Doug heard about FIRST robotics from a co-worker whose son was in the program and got involved just in time to become a mentor for the 2013 build season. He has been a proponent of FIRST ever since and has provided the mentorship he wished he had when he was in high school. Doug also spends his free time in SCUBA diving, automation, electronics, glass working, ocean mapping.