Doug grew up on a small farm in eastern Idaho. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho, and became a Professional Engineer four years later. Doug recently retired after a 33 year career with the Idaho Transportation Department. While working in a rural District, he provided contract oversight to the most costly Idaho highway construction project to date. He also served as the District Traffic Engineer. While working in an urban district, also home to Boise, the state capitol, he served as Project Development Engineer and managed the project development activities of nearly 50% of the state construction program, including over 250 projects, worth in excess of $500 million, which also included the design of the most complicated and costly highway construction project yet undertaken in Idaho. Doug was the first State of Idaho Bridge Maintenance Engineer and built the Bridge Inspection and Repair Program to national prominence, while developing and instituting many new and innovative methods and programs. Doug now provides technical training services to the Idaho LTAP community. His current classes include Speed Limits and Speed Zones, Roadway Drainage, Roads 101, Pavement Maintenance I & II, ADA Accessibility, Environmental Best Management Practices, and Road Safety 365. Doug’s hobbies include bowhunting, whitewater rafting, and camping.