Doug was born in Minnesota and lived all over the United States while growing up, living in 5 different states and moving 7 times. He attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where he received his Bachelor of Landscape Design and Planning B.E.D. After graduation he moved back to the mountains of Colorado to join the team at Zehren and Associates. Doug has always had a passion for art, design, and the landscape. He worked at a nursery and garden center through college as well as having his own business mowing and maintaining lawns. In school he was able to explore multiple different mediums of art that influence his creativity and designs today. His design philosophy is to shape the built environment to reflect and coincide with the natural landscape to provide beautiful and functional spaces for people to dwell in. During his free time, Doug can be found snowboarding, rock climbing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and anything else to keep him active, all while spending time with friends.