Doug is following in his father’s footsteps as a civil engineer. Growing up, family vacations were not just about national parks and camping. Doug’s father encouraged the family to stop and see a historic covered bridge, a new arch bridge, or a unique structure as a part of their family road trips. From that early exposure, Doug continued to wonder about engineering. He realized that how transportation infrastructure is designed and managed can create a positive outcome for a community by decreasing frustration and increasing time individuals can spend with their families. To be a transportation engineer also means you need to bring a holistic approach to design solutions including utilities, rights-of-way, and ingress and egress—ideas that are not always obvious.
Doug finds taking challenges and turning them into assets to be one of the most enjoyable parts of his work. He has continued the tradition during his family vacations (and he has the roundabout pictures to prove it).