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August 24th, Newark Skatepark Dedication
No words to describe what an amazing day today was. The Newark Skatepark Dedication was a huge success. What an amazing community. Many thanks to Aaron Spohn and Vince Onel for designing this amazing skatepark. Jamming all day to the tunes of Sink Faster It was an honor to be involved in the event and getting to emcee. Thanks to everyone in my crew. This summer had so many great events, this was the perfect event to end summer 2019 with.
August 3rd, 2019 Feed the Vern Skate Competition
What a great great event today! Thanks everyone for coming out. We had a huge turnout. All the skaters shredded! Many thanks to 16:15 and Feed the Vern for everything! They raised a lot of money for a great cause.
July 27th, 2019 HCC Skate Jam
Had a great event at the HCC Skate Jam. Special thanks to everyone that came out and the 16:15 crew for a fun filled day. This was year number two for this special event. Stay tuned for some big news with one of my sponsors, I'm stoked. Looking forward to August events. Till then.
July 14th, 2019 Party in the Park
Had a great time at the Coshocton Fatherhood Initiative Event at Himebaugh Park. Many thanks to all the skaters and everyone for coming out to the event. We even got the mayor on a skateboard. I'm right in the middle of the summer. Lots more to come, stay tuned!
July 13th, 2019 Back to the Future Celebration
Had a great day at the Back to the Future event being myself and Marty McFly. Thanks to everyone that came out to join in the celebration! When I showed up the temperature was 88 (88mph) and Huey Lewis and the News "Back in Time" came on the radio. Thanks to Operation: Fandom for hosting the event and bringing in the DeLorean. Thanks to Robbie for bringing the ramps and the 16:15 crew. Great vibes, great people, great skating, and great day.
June 24th, 2019 Yocaher Skateboards,
Transworld Magazine
My first full page magazine ad was in Transworld Magazine with Yocaher Skateboards back in 2006. After recently rejoining forces with Yocaher I revisited the same location of the photo 13 years later today. It was just a simple ollie, but also a landmark in my career with sentimental thoughts. It's been a great summer so far, stay tuned for more upates!
June 22nd, 2019 Cardington Street Fair
Catching air at the Cardington Street Fair today. What a crazy weekend of back to back events. Survived. This was my 15th year doing this event! It's right by my parent's hometown. I used to spend my summers in Mt.Gilead Ohio with my grandparents when I was younger. So many memories and voices in the wind. This was the town my parents grew up in and fell in love. I can't help but get sentimental.
June 21st, 2019 National Go Skate Day
What a great Go Skate Day today! Great weather, great skating, great vibes, great people, great day. Thanks everyone that came out to join in the fun. It felt good to spend the day skating in my hometown where I started skateboarding so many years ago. Every year I have several places I could spend Go Skate Day. Every year I choose to spend it in my hometown of Wooster, Ohio. I started skateboarding in this town in 1986. I owe it to be there on this day.
June 10th, 2019 Wee Care Center
After I spoke today to the kids at the Wee Care Center they presented me with a thank you poster with each of their signatures on it. What a great inquisitive group. The places my skateboard has taken me and the people I have reached. It's my 17th year as a professional skateboarder, my full time gig. My real paycheck in what I do are things like this. Feeling grateful.
June 6th, 2019 DreamWakers Speaking
Had a great time talking to Ms. Serreno's class at Richlands Middle School. So many great questions. Thank you DreamWakers for setting up another fun video chat event. Lots of events this summer, stay tuned!
June 3rd, 2019 Yocaher Skateboards
Proud to announced I'm riding for Yocaher Skateboards out of Los Angeles, California. I've rejoined forces with them after many years. They made my first two pro model skateboards back in 2003 and gave me my first full page Transworld Magazine ads. With national distribution through all the big wholesalers, a great product, and an awesome group of people, it's a win win. Stay tuned for new photos, videos, and updates.
April 17th, 2019 Florida Boys and Girls Club
Had an amazing time speaking to the Boys and Girls Club of Palmetto Florida. Everyone was very welcoming and assertive to my program. Many thanks to the staff and everyone at the club.Several exciting events ahead for summer 2019!
April 5th, 2019 DreamWakers Speaking
I had a great time speaking today to Ms. Contton's class. It's been awesome working with DreamWakers reaching so many students through their hosted chat events. The students had great questions and positive energy. Lots more to come!
March 14th, 2019 Champions Of Sports Museum
It's hard to put into words my attendance at the VIP reception for the opening of the Ohio Champion of Sports exhibit at the Ohio History Connection museum. It is surreal to be a part of the exhibit and unreal to see my skateboard shining proudly in an illuminated showcase. A flat screen plays the interview about my life filmed over a year ago. I can't believe it all came to fruition after two years in the making. To be beside only a selected amount of professional athletes chosen for this exhibit is truly an honor that I will remember for a lifetime. Many special guests attended this VIP reception, including my family, other athletes and the Ohio governor. There was even an appetizer named after me resting on a skateboard. My entire career as a professional skateboarder has led up to this moment and I am extremely humbled at this monumental milestone.
January 15th, 2019 Big Wave: Fun in the '80s Exhibit
My exhibit Big Wave: Fun in the '80s begins it's tour now at the Wayne County Public Library until the end of February. The exhibit is located at the library in the central gallery. Go back to a neon time with objects that will totally bring radical and tubular memories from the gnarliest decade in history. Lots ahead for 2019. New board and bearing sponsor to be announced soon, stay tuned!
January 1st, 2019 Happy New Year's Skate Jam
Brought in the new year skating with 16:15 and friends! Awesome time! First autograph of 2019 goes to Robbie with 16:15. Thanks for having a great event. 2019 has some great things in store, stay tuned! Doug
November 5th, 2018 - Ohio History Museum
Today one of my pro model skateboards was handed over to the Ohio History Museum for their Champion of Sports exhibit about professional athletes. I'm still so honored to be a part of all this. It was strange to see them put on the gloves and wrap up my skateboard for their inventory in the museum. Special thanks to Eric and Lesley for driving all the way from Columbus to make this happen.
Click here for more information on the exhibit.
October 30th, 2018 - Jumpin' Pumpkins Readings
Had a great time reading my new kids book Jumpin' Pumpkins to a special group of students. It's been a blast this week visiting all these schools and sharing my new book with everyone. It's been awesome bringing my book to life with such a captive audiences. I love the process of writing and creating and having my work fall into the right hands. Inspiring and reaching people is the most important thing I can do. Always thankful and grateful to where my life has landed me.
September 21st, 2018 - New Book!
My new book is called Jumpin' Pumpkins. It's my seventh book and my third kids book. It's hard to believe. I really enjoyed working on this project. I did the story and all the illustrations. It was a lot of hard work but I put my heart into and I'm happy how it turned out. The book is in major book stores or
Click here to order direct.
August 31st, 2018 - New Pro Model
Introducing my new pro model The Doug Brown Vice. This is my 16th pro model skateboard. It's hard to believe. Thank you so much to all the sponsors over the years that made this possible. The new deck will be available everywhere this September. Lots ahead stay tuned!
August 12th, 2018 - Howard HCC Event
Had a great time at the Howard event with 16:15 complete with face painting, spray painting, games, food, good tunes, skate clinics, and great people. We only had a small cement pad to throw down our demo but it was a blast! The rain cleared away allowing us to speak, skate, and reach the community.
July 17th, 2018 - Landwave Photo Shoot
Been on the road. Had a great photo shoot today at the Landwave Ramps headquarters. 5 hours in the sun skating all day with loads of different ramp setups. It's been a super busy month and I'm glad to say I made it to my 45th birthday. So much ahead, stay tuned!
June 23rd, 2018 - Cardington Street Fair
Been on the road, lots of events. Had a great time today at the Cardington Street Fair. I've done this event for many years now. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event.
June 21st, 2018 - National Go Skate Day
Had a great Go Skateboarding Day! The day started with an early meeting with the Ohio State History museum's crew to donate items of mine for their exhibit about professional athletes. Then it was direct to the Wooster Skatepark for the national Go Skateboarding Day event in my hometown of Wooster. What a great day. Thanks to everyone who came out - perfect weather, good vibes, good tunes, good food, and great skateboarding.
June 11th, 2018 - Wee Care Center
I had a great time speaking to the children at Wee Care Center today. Nothing beats inspiring hope into young minds. They were such a great group full of enthusiasm and interest in my program. Thanks Jill Woods for making it all happen.
June 6th, 2018 - Dream Wakers
Had a great time today speaking to Ms. Medukas' 4 & 5th graders at Scott County Schools in Virginia.It was their last day of school and it was an honor to speak to them. Special thanks to DreamWakers and Athletes for Hope for setting this all up. Busy June ahead, stay tuned!
May 22nd, 2018 - Guys With Ties
Today I was the featured speaker at the "Guys with Ties" final event for Plain Local Schools and Marlington Local Schools at Middlebranch Elementary. It really was a super special group. The Guys With Ties program is for 3rd through 5th grade boys. Lessons are taught in everything from giving a proper handshake, setting goals, respecting others, and so much more. Their motto is Look good, Feel good, and Do good. What a great program to help these young men turned into young gentlemen. Many thanks to Kent Hamilton for reaching out to have me come speak and be a part of this special event.
May 20th, 2018 - Mt. Vernon 16:15 Skate Competition
On the road. Had an amazing day at the Mt. Vernon skate competition with 16:15. Thanks to all the great skaters who came out for this event. We dodged the rain but pulled through with a full day of skating, great vibes, and great people. After the comp we all headed to the 16:15 headquarters and indoor skatepark for an unforgettable skate session. Thank you Robbie for the hospitality, food, and putting on an awesome event. June's a busy month with loads of event ahead, stay tuned.l
May 9th, 2018 - Filming Movie
Will announce movie details soon. It will be in theaters nationwide in 2019. It's staring KJ Apa (Riverdale) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters). Still more filming days to go. Today I was on the set for 11 hours. This is an exciting project to be a part of. Stay tuned!
April 23rd, 2018 - Landwave Poster & Update
Stoked to be working with my new ramp sponsor Landwave as seen on Fuel TV. Lots ahead stay tuned! Love working with these great people and a great product.
Click here to view the new promotional video.
March 31st, 2018 - Zumba Fundraiser for the CAC
Had a wonderful time today doing two hours of Zumba for a great cause.
March 2nd, 2018 - Ohio State History Museum
What a truly special afternoon. I had a film crew interview me about my life and my career. I will be part of the Ohio State History museum's exhibit about professional athletes. I had no idea of the size of this project. There will be a 15ft high photo of me with objects from my career and a flat screen playing my interview. I'm beyond honored to be a part of this.
February 22nd, 2018 - Dover Public Library
Tonight was a really special evening at the Dover Public Library. Thanks so much to all those who attended and traveled so far to get there!
February 19th, 2018 - WJER FM Interview
Had a great on-air interview today at WJER 100.9 FM radio promoting my new book and my event at the Dover Public Library this Thursday February 22nd at 6:30pm. It's gonna be a great time. Open to all ages. Hope to see you there!
Click here for more information.
January 22nd, 2018 - Landwave Pro Rider
Welcome to 2018! It's been an exciting time. I've be traveling a great deal. While at the Landwave headquarters seeing framed posters of myself in the hallway and offices, lots of love. Excited to start this new sponsorship partnership as a pro rider for the company. Lots of events and happenings to be announced soon!
December 16th, 2017 - Christmas Preschoolers
Had a great time today reading my Christmas book to some very special preschoolers.This holiday season has been great! It's a time to reflect and a time to move forward. 2017 was a great year filled with events and purpose. Looking forward to new opportunities and adventures in 2018.
December 7th, 2017 - A Christmas Reading
Had a great time doing my Christmas program at the Wayne County Public Library tonight! Thanks everyone for coming out and joining in the fun. Lots going on this holiday season. If you haven't checked out my Christmas book 'The Skater's Night Before Christmas'
Click here to order. Stay tuned for updates. 2018 will be a great year!
October 23rd, 2017 - Avondale School Athletes For Hope
Had a great time today speaking to the students at Avondale Elementary! They were a great energetic group. Many thanks to principal Milford, PE teacher Kent Hamilton and Athletes for Hope for making this happen.
October 19th, 2017 - Clevnet Film Shoot
Clevnet and the Wayne County Public Library filmed me yesterday to be part of a video promoting the importance of libraries in communities. I've been staying busy with a lot of new projects and events ahead. Stay tuned!
October 3rd, 2017 - Historical Society
The Historical Society contacted me about having some items of mine from my career for their permanent collection. Today I got to drop off the items and have a private tour. I'm so honored to be a part of this. I remember going on a field trip in grade school to visit the Historical Society. I never imagined I would end up in their permanent collection. Many warm thanks to David Broehl with the Historical Society.
September 30th, 2017 - Dream Big at North Lake
Had such a great time today speaking at North Lake. Thanks to the Richland Outreach Center for all your help. Special thanks to Robbie and crew with 16:15 Skate. Thanks to Jack Browning and the Kidz Roc youth group. It was awesome to speak to so many different ages and walks of life. There was a special energy in the air. All positive vibes. Everyone left with a smile on their face, including me. Days like today are a reminder of why I do what I do. Reaching others, inspiring, and planting seeds of hope and optimism.

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