Born and raised in New York, Doug has spent the better part of three decades in the food and beverage industry. After spending some time as a special education provider in the South Bronx and then as a real estate agent in Manhattan, he rediscovered his passion for food and beverage while living in California after moving to San Diego with his wife Allison. Following a brief stint in the San Francisco Bay Area, Doug returned to the East Coast with his now family of four. Since moving to Washington, D.C., Doug has enjoyed becoming part of such a thriving food and beverage culture. He looks forward to growing and maturing within this competitive, yet tightly knit community of professionals.