DOUG LAKE

FIELD CRAFTSMAN

Clifton Strength Finder Top 5 Strengths

Individualization

Learner

Restorative

Connectedness

Strategic

Enneagram Type 1

The Reformer

Q&A WITH DOUG
What is something no one would believe is true about you?

I enjoy sensory deprivation! In our fast paced and over stimulating world; It’s a great way to unplug

What organization or company Inspires you?

Habitat for Humanity

What are you a raving fan of?

I’m a huge fan of Patrick Stewart… does this require explanation?

What are you doing when you feel most like you?

When I’m engaged in designing and creating something custom or original, whether a woodworking project or something mechanical like a motorcycle!

In an alternate life, what would you want to give a try?

I’ve always thought that living in the American West during westward expansion would be fascinating.

What are you passionate about related to the work you do and serving others?

Playing a hands-on role in seeing and facilitating the bringing of another’s vision to life has always been a driving force in my personal life.

What is the best part of your story so far?

Meeting Kate and deciding to move to Denver!

PROFESSIONAL

Doug started in the trades as a teenager working in the mission field. After coming back stateside, he paid his way through college by working an apprenticeship under a local carpenter. After graduating with a degree in Theatre, Doug began taking on work both as an actor and as a scenic designer and carpenter for both theatre and dance companies. During the last six years, Doug has worked in the residential sector as a custom carpenter in Texas, North Carolina and Colorado. He spent a year in Northern New Mexico working in off-grid housing, specifically with a type of sustainable housing called “Earth Ships”. He moved to Denver in July, 2019 to join the D Enterprise team.

PERSONAL

Born, bred, and cornbread fed in Texas, the youngest of seven, Doug grew up on 11 acres in the piney woods two hours east of Dallas. Doug spent his teenage years split between competitive skateboarding, running track, playing in the marching band and performing in the theatre. Serving others has always been close to Doug’s heart. A year after his first international experience serving in Mexico, Doug moved to Scotland at age 16 to serve in mission outreach using his skateboard skills as a platform for building relationships. Upon returning to Texas, and over the next 10 years, if he wasn’t onstage or backstage, he spent his time running, climbing, cycling, or rebuilding engines for custom motorcycles and Jeeps. Now, his free time is dedicated to his lovely girlfriend Kathryn, and his dog and constant companion, Finn, a Belgium Malinois.