About Doug

Since before I can remember, I have been fascinated by the natural elements of our dynamic planet—and what we have done to change it. Unfortunately, the science is not always as clear or complete as we’d like it to raise awareness. In order to drive change, we first need to drive understanding, and that’s where I like to step into the mix.

Indulging my left and right brain, big picture and small, I have explored earth, ocean and environmental science from every possible perspective: hands-on in the field, modeling on computers, through policy work and academic research, as a journalist and interviewee.

Born in a small desert town in Southern California, I’ve followed my curiosity north to Humboldt County, east to Nova Scotia, Down Under to Australia, through the concrete jungle of New York City and even up Mt. Kilimanjaro, collecting degrees and inspiration along the way. With a Doctorate in Oceanography backed by twin Masters in Journalism and Oceanography, it is my passion to build and share knowledge to support good decision making by all.

I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work throughout California as the Coastal Programs Manager for the California Department of Parks and Recreation running a multi-faceted program on sediment issues, climate change resilience, and ecosystem connectivity along the California coast.