Karen Noonan Education Center Assistant Manager
Tenure at CBF: 2013-Present
Education: Shepherd University, bachelor's degree in Environmental Science
Prior Experience: Doug first appeared on the scene at the Karen Noonan Center (KNC) in spring 2012. After switching gears to share his passion and knowledge of the great outdoors as a full-time educator at the Carroll County Outdoor School in the fall of 2014, he returned to the Island Education Team in fall 2015 as KNC's assistant manager.
While in college, he spent summers employed as the director of summer programs at various nature programs in both Carroll and Frederick Counties.
After graduation from college, Doug was able to accomplish one of his life's goals, hiking the Appalachian Trail. Starting in March 2012 on Springer Mountain in Georgia, he finished the 2,184.4 miles four-and-half-months later on Mt. Katahdin, Maine. Besides hiking, Doug enjoys snowboarding, canoeing and all outdoor activities.
Favorite Quote: "We need a tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature." -Thoreau