As an attorney and CPA, Doug provides estate, tax, and business planning advice to closely-held businesses and their owners throughout central Pennsylvania. Doug has held leadership positions on the board of directors of a variety of local non-profit organizations, including the Centre Region Estate Planning Council, Salvation Army of Centre County, Centre Lacrosse, Centre Soccer Association, and the Penn State Hoops Club. 

What is your connection to the district?
My wife and I are alumni ('88 and '86, respectively) and parents of Kendall ('15), Andrew ('17) and Keira ('24).

What was your inspiration for joining the board?

As a parent of three children in the school district, I appreciate the quality of education they have received at every step of their journey—in elementary, middle and high school. I want to help our school district and community provide our teachers and students with the resources they need to continue this level of excellence.

What unique trait or experience do you bring to the board?

I have professional and personal experience helping philanthropic individuals support local charitable organizations.

What do you hope to help accomplish by being a part of the foundation board?

I would like to help the school district communicate the mission and vision of the foundation so that it can become a self-sustaining organization supported by alumni, parents, and other members of the SCASD community.

Do you have a story or experience to share about the district?

I worked with the family of Bill Cahir to create a memorial fund in Bill’s name at the SCASD Education Foundation to give high school students in the journalism program the opportunity to attend national conferences and competitions. (Read more about the memorial fund on here.)