Doug joins Chicago Percussion as Vice President of the Board, Director of Technology, and occasional snare/whatever-needs-help tech. He brings to the group 25+ years of experience in leading, digitally transforming, architecting systems and processes, or just "bringing technology to" companies operating on a multi-national scale and to local organizations that are serving as the heart of their community. Over the years he has been a part of and led the Boards of community groups, technology committees, and performing arts groups around the Chicagoland area. He is, without question, the most useful, and well-groomed person in Chicago Percussion.
His musical activities began at a young age, and his lifelong love of marching percussion began when he saw the Lincoln-Way Marching Knights Drumline at the first “Band Day” he attended as an elementary student. He went on to march Bass, Tenors and then Snare at Lincoln-Way both in the fall and the winter programs, competing at various competitions throughout Illinois and the United states. The Spartan Marching Percussion Festival was always a favorite. He has also marched Snare for the Illinois State University Big Red Marching Machine, where he performed at Chicago Bears half times and as the exhibition band at the BOA Grand Finale. Doug continues to hone his percussive skills in the percussion section of the Buffalo Grove Symphonic band in Buffalo Grove.
By day, Doug serves as Sr. Director working as a Strategic Customer Transformation Lead at a well known technology company, a role in which he assists industry-leading companies implement technology needed to run their business and serve their customers. Chicago Percussion is elated to have him do tech wizardry like that for us. Except even better, and cooler, and with flair. Doug is also the Director of Technology of the Mark Family Pandemic Homeschool that is operated in his dining room by his wife Sarah and attended by their 3 young students/kids, most of whom commend him highly.