Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Doug went to college at nearby Oklahoma State where he earned a B.A. in Radio/TV/Film production. He started writing screenplays in 1998 and became a 2001 semi-finalist in The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for his fifth screenplay, Father Figure. His tenth script, Rail Fan, became a quarter-finalist in 2009.
Soon after, Doug made the switch to writing young adult novels. Skid, a young adult novel set in the world of Formula 1 racing, is his first.
Doug directed a music video, Cause I’m Black, for Dogg Pound rapper Dangerous Rob as well as other various short film projects.