Doug received a B.A. in the Art program at Bethel College of St. Paul in 1973. With a desire to work in the outdoors he started classes in the Hennepin Technical College system and received a certificate in the Landscape Industries program. Shortly thereafter, he began working at Dundee Nursery as a Landscape Designer.
At the end of the 1981 season, Doug entered the National Landscape Association's annual award contest with a project he had done in Minnetonka. During their annual meeting in 1982, the ANLA awarded Dundee a national award for the design and installation of this residential entry and landscape project.
Doug's strongest interests are in the redesign of the home's entry approach, making it more welcoming and accessible from the driveway. The plantings will reflect both the homeowner's preferences as well as the site conditions. Doug also enjoys creating that relaxing patio or deck space to enhance both the quality of family living and the value of the property for years to come.