Born and bred in the savage western suburbs of Chicago, Doug considers it no less than divine providence that he should have inherited an appropriate level of funkiness to contribute to this group of performers. Doug is a long-time resident of the world of vocal bass, a realm that he claims is inhabited by an exceptionally large number of people with soul. Musical tastes are quite varied, but a healthy portion of classic jazz and blues is the staple of his daily aural consumption. Plenty of singing, dancing, training in several martial arts, recreational cooking, and an ongoing battle with the dust rhinos that live underneath Doug's bed deep him busy when he's not pursuing studies in history and the German language. Most impressive accomplishment to date: seducing a young woman with his knowledge of soup spooning.