Doug obtained a B.S. in pharmacy at South Dakota State University in 1971 and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University in 1977.
Doug worked with R. Laska Drug in St. Paul, MN in 1971 then joined the Army for service as a pharmacist from 1973-1978. He then worked in the VA pharmacy from 1978-1982 until he opened, owned and operated the Medicine Shoppe in Rapid City, SD in May, 1982.
An active outdoorsman, Doug enjoys fly fising, skiing, hiking, biking and woodworking. He is also active in the Rushmore Lions Club and Canyon Lake United Methodist Church.
Doug enjoys serving people. He states "It is very satisfying to serve people and provide them with the best I have to offer. Pharmacy has given me a platform to be of service to those who can benefit from my help."