For several decades Doug has played a significant role in making Jacksonville a more livable city. He won wide acclaim as chairman of the group that organized the Riverside Arts Market, as well as the founder and director of the RAM Art Gallery. He began his professional career with Pan American World Airways, followed by National Airlines, Beaches Travel Service, Travel Consultants, Inc., Avondale Travel, and finally Coleman Travel Corporation and Coleman Ski Tours. Now retired, Doug currently serves as a board member and/or officer of North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville Sister Cities Association, Riverside Avondale Preservation, and the epoch project. Doug served as Chair of the Host Committee for the World Conference of Sister Cities (Jacksonville, July 11-14, 2012). Doug is an artist and a sailor, who with his wife crossed the Atlantic and sailed on to 16 European countries and Turkey. He is a skier and founder of the Jacksonville Ski Club.
Art, innovation, creativity, slow foods, good wine, good friends, and especially collaborating with motivated people to enable positive change.
"Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person, my country is the world, and my religion is to do good". Thomas Paine, "Rights of Man"
Riverside Arts Market, sailing, Antarctica, RAM Art Gallery, art, skiing, creativity, Art Prize in Grand Rapids, TEDxMuskegon, Grand Canyon, ideas that improve the neighborhood, community, or planet.
Acrylic painting, ocean navigation, snow skiing, travel planning, accounting. geography.
I've been a TED.com talk fan for a long time. I attended TEDxMuskegon in 2011, and was so stunned by the imaginative, creative, optimistic people and the powerful event they produced that I wanted to organize a TEDx event in Jacksonville....and TED.com approved a license! I've since attended a TEDxScottsdale event and spoken with six other TEDx organizers. All have been helpful. We've built a very capable, excited, imaginative team that loves everything about TED. We plan to bring more TED to North Florida, not only by producing TEDxJacksonville, but also by presenting two or more annual live-stream TED events, and through public relations and outreach to encourage more people to engage with the ideas expressed in TED talks.
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