“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” (Elbert Hubbard)
Born in Argentina in 1968
My life companion, Julieta, and I started our family in 1996 and now enjoy our life with our children, Mariano, Constanza, Agustin, Joaquín and Florencia and Tito & Blackie, our beautiful 13 year old puppy labs. We moved to the US about 20 years ago and lived in Utah for 14 years until we moved to Washington.
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Grew up in the Portland Oregon, played Club Volleyball for NW Juniors from 8th Grade through High School, Graduating in 1992.
In High School, I was a multi sport athlete competing in Varsity Softball and Basketball,
but Volleyball was my true love.
I earned a Full Ride Athletic Scholarship to Oregon State University in 1992, and played for 5 years in Division 1, Pac 12 Volleyball,
as an Outside Hitter and Defensive Player.
Being a Volleyball player was the most fun and rewarding experience I had ever had until I had a family. I have been away from Volleyball for sometime now. My fire was lit again last Fall, when my Daughter played Park and Rec VB for the first time, and I ended up helping out. I was taken aback by my reaction/emotion, and now want to be sure I am advocating for my FAVORITE girls sport, on Bainbridge Island.
I love Girl/Women Athletes!
I am still very close with my Volleyball Teammates from all of the levels of Play, I was involved in. They are friends for LIFE.
I am Married to an Amazing Husband and Dad (Tim), I have a Daughter (Holley), and Twin Boys (Tom & Lane)
“Doug grew up on the beach in San Diego, California, and started surfing and playing volleyball when he was 8. Soon after he began playing in sand volleyball tournaments up and down the Southern California coast. He subsequently attended the University of California at Santa Barbara to play volleyball for Rudy Suwara, an Olympian and member of the USVBA Hall of Fame. While at Santa Barbara he started at setter in a 5-1 offense. After college Doug began playing on the California Pro Beach Tour. He earned a AAA rating and won four open tournaments, the Will Rogers State Beach Open, the East Beach/Santa Barbara Open, the California State Lifeguard Championship, and the Jose Cuervo/Rosarita Beach Open. While on tour, Doug played with and against many notable volleyball players, including Jon Lee, Kathy Gregory, Karch Kiraly, John Cook, Gabby Reese, and Sinjin Smith. He then attended Georgetown University Law School and began a lengthy law practice. In the last twenty years, Doug has coached numerous youth sports, including volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball. He continues to play in a number of two-man volleyball tournaments, including the Mother Lode Tournament in Aspen, the Seaside Tournament in Seaside, Oregon, and the Jose Cuervo/Rosarita Beach Open, among others.”