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Doug received his BA from Western State College of Colorado in 1979 with a major in Business and Minor in Economics. From 1980-2000 Doug had a career in the Cable television and the radio industry serving in finance, management, mergers and acquisitions. Doug is currently the President and Owner of D. Best Construction, Inc. a local residential and commercial construction and remodeling company since 2002. Through this company and with his wife Maureen, Mark has contributed generously to the Y and many other island non-profits. At present Doug serves on the Finance Committee and Strategic Initiatives Committee at the Y and was involved in the development and launch of the Y, the Teen Center, and the Pavilion. He previously served on the Board as the Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee from 2010 to 2017.
Why the Y?
“I became involved with the Y as a result of the recruitment efforts of Judy Crawford and Bill Skinner in 1998 before the Y existed, looking for someone with construction, finance and management experience to assist with the project.
I volunteer as a Board Member because it is one of the most effective ways to benefit the community as a whole. The positive well-being and experience that results for all. Greater positive results such as health, experiences, relationships and opportunities for all. The Y and it’s offerings have changed the health, attitude and make-up of the island for the better.
I donate to the Y because my contributions benefit the widest array of needs and island people with just a single organization. It has improved the lives of young and old, those in need, and those looking for athletic excellence. Most importantly, it has benefitted the family structure with family activities and services, and through better health, improved confidence and mental attitude for many, thus improving life overall for our community. No single private service, other than the hospital, brings about such a positive opportunity and change for so many.”
The State Forest trails.
I Stay Fit and Healthy By...
Jogging and working out with Brad.
Favorite Y Activity
Most beneficial is the stair machine and working with Brad on the mats.