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A successful and well-educated entrepreneur who now brings his passion for business (and the Ducks) to the independent financial services industry.

Like the advisors he assists every day, Doug is a successful business owner. Starting, running, and eventually selling Western Fine Foods, Ltd. (in England), he grew the business to $8 million in annual sales with 40 employees. He has also run Kreft Tree Farm, a Douglas Fir plantation, and Oregon Export and Import Company, exporting U.S. products to Europe. 


Doug, along with Larry Hill, provides “the voice” of FP Transitions to thousands of advisors every year, spending countless but valuable hours on the phone listening to our clients, and then explaining what we can do to make their practices more valuable, more efficient, and more enjoyable. 


An Oregon native, Doug attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned a B.A. in economics, with minors in political science and history. Upon returning to Oregon, Doug attended Portland State University for post-baccalaureate work, majoring in accounting and commercial law. Doug served as staff accountant for the firm of Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs. 


Doug is an avid college football and Chicago Cubs fan. Doug is married with two children and just to give you an idea of his travels, his children have a total of five passports!