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November 4th, 2022 Athletes for Hope School Visit
I had a great time visiting a special elementary today! These kids were full of energy. I spoke about the importance of staying active, being positive, and having courage. Many thanks to Athletes for Hope for your continued support through all the years. Athletes for Hope has given me the opportunity to visit terminally ill children in hospitals and visiting schools. Reaching and inspiring all these kids is the soul purpose of my efforts.
October 21st, 2022 Reconnected with the Case Movie
Click here to watch the movie. The movie premiere last night of Reconnected with the Case was a blast! It was a double feature starting with our 1986 Connected with the Case movie. Watching it with everyone was so much fun. Reconnected with the Case will start streaming at 9pm on October 23rd. This short film was quite the undertaking, but well worth it. Who would've thought my brother and I making a film 40 years ago in our basement would lead to this project? The gratitude I have for all those involved in this, is immeasurable. I'm still skating all the time. Lots of new projects ahead, stay tuned!
August 3rd, 2022 YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Truly a fulfilling day at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day event. It was the windiest and hottest day of the summer so far. The turnout was great. This summer has been awesome. A lot of time and work goes into these events. From traveling, to packing and preparation, all worth it. The smiling faces and heart glow today from these kids and families is the reason I continue to do what I do.
July 16th, 2022 Orrville Skatepark Fundraiser Block Party
A big heartfelt thank you to everyone that came to the Orrville Skatepark block party today. The support from the community and everyone involved was awesome. Everyone had the opportunity to check out the skatepark plans and have their input on the design. The highlight was seeing all the families that joined in the cause. All ages, bikers, skaters, scooters, and even roller-skaters were skating the event. I enjoyed connecting with everyone, giving some skate lessons, and just being in the good vibes. I was honored to be a part of it all. Many thanks to everyone involved that made the day a success. Mission accomplished.
July 3rd, 2022 Fremont Skate Contest & Jam.
Truly a great event in Fremont today. All the skaters had heart and skateboarding soul. So much talent graced the Fremont skatepark. Positive vibes were in the air. The long drive was worth every mile. I was happy to MC and be a part of it all. Many thanks to Brandon Shorty Ebeling, Jesse Deel, and Jake Cole for making it all happen.It's a busy, productive summer. Stay tuned!
June 25th, 2022 Cardington Street Fair
The community of Cardington always welcomes me with open arms. Yesterday was a fulfilling day at the Cardington Street Fair. I've done this event for many years. Seeing old faces and meeting new ones. The town is a few miles from Mt. Gilead where my parents grew up and fell in love. I used to spend my summers with my grandparents in Mt. G. There's something sentimental about doing this event. My grandparents and my mother were there in spirit yesterday.
June 21st, 2022 National Go Skate Day
Happy National Go Skateboarding Day! I've been skateboarding since 1986. I've experienced the waves of change in skateboarding through all these years. I've been faithful to my board, and it paid off. I've traveled the world because of my skateboard. I've had the opportunity to reach so many people. I've had a 20-year career in skateboarding and still going strong. I'm beyond grateful. I found my voice through skateboarding. I still have the same excitement and creative freedom I felt when I first stepped foot on that Nash Night Stalker skateboard, all those years ago. Skate for life.
May 21st, 2022 Learn to Skateboard Day
I was happy to pass the torch of inspiration today for national Learn to Skateboard Day. There is an importance in the art of teaching. My mentors and teachers held great significance in my life. I was a guitar instructor at Larry's Music from 1992-2002. Teaching has always been in my blood; I credit my father for this influence. After the guitar teaching years, skateboarding became my full-time living. I've always embraced being a mentor and role model. My guitar teacher in my youth had a huge impact on my life. I knew if I could pass on that inspiration, he bestowed me, my efforts would be meaningful. I've taught skateboarding at camps and private lessons for many years. I see myself in these students. I remember the thrill of simply rolling down a hill and the freedom of artistic expression. Never underestimate the effort to pay it forward to someone, it can impact a person for a lifetime.
Click here to view video. Looking forward to all the events this summer!
April 14th, 2022 Special Hearts
Today was a special event! The kids were a ball of energy cheering my name as I jumped on the microphone. From my speaking, to my skating, to my juggling, they were glued in on the action. Lots of smiles and hugs. It's always a rewarding feeling when you know you've reached some special hearts.Lots of events ahead, stay tuned!
March 20th, 2022 Library Book Signing
I had a great time at the Orrville Public Library book signing. Thanks to all those that came to visit and the fellow authors for being part of it all. It wasn't about selling books as much as it was about connecting with others. All walks of life come up to my table and share their story, and we always find a common bond and connection. As much inspiration as I try to project, I always find myself getting inspired by others. Spring and summer are ahead with lots of events! Stay tuned.
January 30th, 2022 - 20 YEARS!
It's been 20 years. 20 years of riding this wave... touching lives, traveling the globe, incredible experiences, meeting new faces, meeting my heroes, giving and receiving inspiration. All from a piece of wood and four spinning wheels. From a chance encounter in 2002 my life was transformed. I've not climbed this mountain overnight. I figured this lucky ride would last a year or two at the most. This is my 20th year as a professional skateboarder. I've gained immeasurable memories that will last a lifetime. It's with heavy gratitude I thank all my sponsors through the years and to all those that gave me support. I never imagined when I started skateboarding in 1986 that it would all lead to this. To those who helped me climb this mountain, I'm forever grateful for your support, with all my heart, you know who you are.
December 10th, 2021 Christmas in Cardington
What a special evening last night at Christmas in Cardington. Playing guitar outside in 20-degree weather was well worth it, seeing smiling people, families, kids dancing to the music, overall holiday cheer. A woman in her 90s wanted to play the sleigh bells while I was playing Jingle Bells. She told me she used to play the sleigh bells with her husband years ago, and his name was Doug. She was dancing and shaking those bells right on tempo. The after party inside the Bunker's Mill Winery was the perfect way to warm up and finish out the evening. I strummed Christmas tunes as the guests sang out loud. Many thanks to the Bunker's Mill Winery, Friends of Cardington, and everyone involved in 2021 Christmas in Cardington. Lots ahead for 2022! Stay tuned and have a Merry Christmas!
December 1st, 2021 New Peppermint Christmas Album
My new CD 'Peppermint Christmas' is now available for purchase and digital download at www.dougbrownbooks.com and www.dougbrown.org. All the musical arrangements and instruments I put my heart into. This album was quite the labor of love. It was created to bring warmth and enjoyment to your holiday season.
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October 15th, 2021 Shelby Fall Fest 2021
It's been a busy few days but the road led me to reaching the people in Shelby today. It was a great event! Lots of smiles and good vibes. It really was a great summer of events. Halloween is coming up so be sure to check out my Halloween book Jumpin' Pumpkins.
Click here to order. Stay healthy and positive everyone. Till next time!
August 29th, 2021 Holmes County Library & Deer Run Skatepark Event
Today couldn't have gone any better at the Holmes County Library and the skatepark. The heat was a little overwhelming, but well worth it. Many thanks to the skaters and families that came out to join in the fun. I hopefully put smiles on faces and reached a lot of people, mission accomplished. It was a great way to end the summer. This summer was truly amazing. So much ahead, stay tuned!
August 7th, 2021 New Horizons Event
Today had a spark. I brought my skateboard, I brought my microphone, and I brought my heart. In reaching out to others I get inspired in return. Throughout the day people approached me with their own life stories and struggles. Receiving feedback that my presentation pulled at their heart strings is everything to me. The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. All the roads in my life and career led me to today. I never forget where I came from or where I am going.
June 26th, 2021 Cardington Street Fair
Today was a truly special day at the Cardington Street Fair. A day filled with skateboard demos and meeting so many great people. I even had long lost relatives that came out to see me. Many thanks to Wes and the Friends of Cardington for having me come join in all the festivities. I even had the chance to visit my mother's grave in the nearby town of Mt. Gilead. She was there today in spirit. It feels special and surreal to be back on the road again doing all these events. Many more to come!
June 24th, 2021 Fair Day in Red Haw
Today's event was simply awesome. Many thanks to the Red Haw Church for having me come to speak. I even got to juggle, play guitar, and do a skate demo with my student Emory. The turnout was great, so many families and smiles. Also, good music, food, and vibes. I had the chance to reconnect with some familiar faces and meet some new ones. All and all, a stellar day. Summer is in full swing!
June 21st, 2021 Go Skateboarding Day
Happy Go Skateboarding Day 2021! Today was skate park hopping and dodging the rain. Luckily there were windows of opportunity to let loose and ride. I've been skateboarding since 1986. I survived the 90s when skate parks were hard to come by. I've experienced the waves of change in skateboarding through all these years. I've been faithful to my board, and it paid off. I've traveled the world because of my skateboard. I've had the opportunity to reach so many people. I've had a 20-year career in skateboarding and still going strong. I'm beyond grateful. Through it all... it all goes back to when I first stepped foot on that Nash Night Stalker skateboard, all those years ago. I've been hooked ever since. While skating today, I still felt the same elements of fun, creativity, and freedom. Every day is Go Skateboarding Day to me. Loads of events being booked for this summer.
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June 17th, 2021 The Water's Fine Podcast
I had a great time doing the podcast The Water's Fine being interviewed by Rioin Oshiro. We covered a lot of ground on many topics. Have a listen, it was a lot of fun to do.
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June 9th, 2021 Dreamwakers in Kansas
I had a great time talking to Mr. Hall's students today in Chanute, Kansas. They were such a great group of teens. I've worked with Dreamwakers for a few years now. It's been an awesome way to inspire and reach so many people nationally.
June 6th, 2021 Reunited in Millersburg
A jam packed travel day led to a serendipity of events that landed me at the Millersburg skatepark. I helped design this park with Spohn Ranch over a year ago. Upon arrival a skateboarder asked if I was Doug Brown. Yes, I still am ha. Jocelyn was a little skateboarder that attended an event I did in 2013. It was great to catch up with her and her grandfather. Her grandfather's son Ben still has all my posters from over ten years ago. He had stories of how excited his son was to meet me. Connecting and reaching people like this touch my heart, more than words can say. I will be returning to the Millersburg skatepark and Holmes County Library to speak (they both share a parking lot) August 28th, at 6:30 PM. in Millersburg, Ohio. Hope to see you there!
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May 22nd, 2021 Learn to Skateboard Day
I was happy to pass the torch of inspiration to one of my students today on national Learn to Skateboard Day. There is an importance in the art of teaching. My mentors and teachers held great significance in my life. Never underestimate the effort to pay it forward to someone, it can impact a person for a lifetime. Check out the U.S. Skateboard Education Association.
Click here for more information.
April 29th, 2021 Skateland Memories, Front Page News
The original Wooster Skateland located on Route 3 in my hometown. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about the glory days of Skateland. I spent the pivotal years of my childhood and adolescence skating circles around that rink. Happy my post about the original Wooster Skateland stoked so many people's memories. The response from my Facebook post led to an interview that landed me on the front page of the Daily Record.
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April 8th, 2021 New Podcast Episode
Here we are in 2021! It's been a wild year. but I've been productive as can be and lots ahead for the new year. Be kind, please rewind is my latest podcast episode. If you are unfamiliar with that phrase then you missed out on a great part of American culture. The art of the VHS movie rental experience. Before you could Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and stream the world by the touch of your hand, there was Blockbuster.
Click here to listen to the newest podcast episode of Method Airwaves. Stay tuned, lots ahead in 2021!
December 24th, 2020 Merry Christmas
Doug and Kermit Christmas. It was fun performing Kermit's singing, his voice, and the puppetry. Hope the video adds to your holiday cheer.
Click here to view. Also be sure to check out my newest Christmas podcast. Click here to listen. Looking forward to a great productive 2021!
November 15th, 2020 Land on Landwave Video
Riding for Landwave Ramps has been an adventure. I recently took on the challenge of creating a rap song. In 1983, my older brother and I made a rap group called Fight. We recorded an original album on an old simple cassette recorder, my Casio MT-70 keyboard, and my dad's record player for scratching. During this time, I was sporting parachute pants and listening to the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Whodini, and Midnight Star. It was a blast from the past to bring back the mic and throw down some rhymes to Land on Landwave. Word. Enjoy!
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November 13th, 2020 Movie Premier
I had a great time tonight at Brant Moore's movie premier of No Promises in the theater. Not only do Brant and I share a birthday but we share the love for riding. He bikes, I skate, but there's a brotherhood between riders like us that do it for the right reasons, and most of all for the love of it. Thanks for the invite, the movie was awesome.
August 28th, 2020 Spohn Ranch Skatepark Praise
Stoked to be in the Daily Record giving my praise to the new Millersburg Skatepark and Spohn Ranch Skateparks.
Click here to read the full article. It's been a different summer for sure. I'm still working hard for my sponsors and I'm staying busy. Click here to check out my latest podcasts on my show Method Airwaves. I've been writing a lot so there will be a new book released in time. The skateboard industry is seeing a boom with the increase of people being active and getting outside. Stay tuned for more updates. Until next time, Doug
July 10th, 2020 Birthday
If the Doug of today could tell the 15-year-old Doug in this 1988 photo all that was to transpire in his life, I would tell him in four years he would own his own home and become a guitar instructor for ten profitable years. I would tell him in fourteen years he would become a paid Professional Skateboarder and travel the globe while reaching thousands of people. I would tell him he will write seven books, become a motivational speaker, tour arenas with the Newsboys, meet all his heroes, become a philanthropist visiting children in hospitals, and will be in an exhibit in the Ohio History Museum, all while still skating strong. I would tell him to stop fighting with his mother and tell her how much he loves and appreciates her. The hardest news to deliver to him would be in only one year his mother would no longer be alive. I would tell 15-year-old Doug that in 32 years he will turn 47 on July 10th, 2020 and that his life turned out better than he could possibly imagine, despite his mother passing away at the same age of 47. This is an age that has snuck up on him through the passage of time. It’s hard to even imagine having an hourglass full of life to end this soon. The 47-year-old Doug will embrace each moment to the fullest and continue to live in her honor in everything he does.
June 24th, 2020 Radical Rabbit Yocaher's Best Seller
I couldn't be more stoked to hear that my new Radical Rabbit deck with Yocaher Skateboards is their best seller. They first released my first pro model way back in 2004. Having the reissue new version of the board being released has been awesome. Seeing photos of people around the US skating it has been gnarly. Out of the 17 pro models I've had released this one will always have a sentimental place in my heart. It's been exciting to see photos online of my new pro model skateboard throughout the USA. When I was a kid I had a baseball glove that had the name Dave Parker on it. I had no idea who he was at first. I then learned he was an outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I've had my name on skateboards for 18 years now, it's not something I take lightly. It's been an honor and a blessing. I'm thankful for all the opportunities my skateboarding has done for me. I'm thankful for all the sponsors through the years, all the people that have supported me and played a part into making my dreams come to fruition. I'm fortunate my skateboard became a microphone allowing me to be an author, and motivational speaker, solely to reach and inspire others. It's been a wild ride. It's amazing how something so simple as a piece of wood and four spinning wheels can change lives. Feeling grateful.
May 5th, 2020 Doug and Kermit
Apparently everyone loves Kermit!
Click here to view the video. I've been a Muppet fan since I first saw the Muppet Show back in 1976. I got a lot of messages asking if I did the voice and puppetry in the video, and yes I did. Thanks everyone for watching it. With everything happening in the world it's nice to have some positive optimistic thoughts. Lots of things ahead. Be sure to check out the podcast page for some new episodes. Stay safe everyone, until next time, Doug
April 11th, 2020 Update
Not everything is canceled. It's a good time to get outside and a time to do all those projects you've had on your back burner. I've found myself reading books that have been collecting dust on my bookshelf. I've discovered new podcasts to listen to. Even a lot of skate parks are closed right now. I've been using my Landwave ramps to create my own skate park in my driveway. The possibilities are endless with these ramps. Stay active! Nothing is more important right now than being safe and respecting the means to make things better and healthier for our nation. My thoughts go out to all the events that people have to put on hold. But my heart goes out to those who are ill and families dealing with this devastating situation. It's a strange time in our history. It's a time to put our priorities into focus. Relationships are everything. Think about how we help and treat each other. Mankind has always been tested by nature or circumstances. Our relationships with others goes beyond handshakes and hugs. Nothing can stop us from the simple acts of compassion and kindness. Be kind to each other. A heartbeat has no limit to its outreach.
February18th, 2020 Spohn Ranch Skatepark
What a great meeting tonight with the city of Millersburg and Spohn Ranch Skateparks It's official, this summer Millersburg is getting a great skate park! The guys at Spohn Ranch really are the best to work with. The councilmen and the mayor are standing by this project and they were stoked we came to get involved. This will be a great park to shred on a regular basis. Stay tuned!
February 6th, 2020 Method Airwaves Podcast
2020 has been great so far! So much ahead for this year. Been working with my ramp sponsor Landwave on doing some snowboarding so it's been fun getting back on the snow after many years. Stoked that Yocaher Skateboards has released my 17th pro model Radical Rabbit out. My podcast has been a fun adventure. It's been in the works for awhile now and it has finally come into fruition. I cover many topics. You can check it out on the podcast page on this site.
Click here to view. It's also on platforms like Spotify, Stitcher, and Anchor. Stay tuned for more in 2020!
December 29th, 2019 Star Wars Skate
Had Such a special day at the Star Wars Skate event at Acres of Fun. Thank you to everyone that came out to join in the festivities. We were blown away at the large attendance. So many happy people and families decked out in Star Wars gear for the day. Many thanks to Acres of Fun for allowing me and my crew to be part of such a special time. Happy New Year everyone! Lots ahead for 2020 stay tuned!
December 16th, 2019 Lakeville Elementary School
What a special day. Had back to back gigs but without a doubt the highlight was speaking to the students at Lakeville Elementary School. Every once in awhile you speak to a school that sticks out, today was that day. The students were so assertive and connected well with my program. All the questions they had for me, their energy, I felt like I really reached them. Days like today remind me of why I keep doing what I do. It's going to be a big 2020 stay tuned!
December 7th, 2019 Sk8 Giving
Had a wonderful time at Sk8 Giving 2019! A day of great skating and great vibes. It was cold and had a few slams but the food and hearts were warm. Such as busy month. My new pro model skateboarding is out with Yocaher Skateboards. This is my 17 pro model. Each board has a story, a load of memories, and a landmark in my skateboarding career. Lots of news ahead, many plans for 2020!
December 4th, 2019 Wee Care Center
Today I made a special visit to the Wee Care Center. I spoke to a very special group of 5 year olds. People always ask me what my demographic to who I speak to. I've spoken at High School commencements, military bases, detention centers, jails, churches, nursing homes, and every in between. However, there's something special about reaching these little ones. I got to be Mr. Rogers for a moment and I was able to share my skateboarding and my Christmas joy with them. Many thanks to Jill Woods and everyone at the Wee Care Center for a memorable afternoon.
November 29th, 2019 Hostory Museum Speaking
Yesterday couldn't have gone better at the Ohio History Connection event. A grandmother bringing her grandson that was eagerly awaiting to see me, the families that came to hear me speak, everyone, the positive energy. I succeeded in what I set out to do. Connecting, inspiring, and bringing smiles to people. I do a lot of events. This was one of them that brought it all together for me. It was an honor to speak at the museum and many warm thanks to all the staff and everyone involved.
November 23rd, 2019 NBC Live TV Interview
Had an amazing day getting to be on live TV on NBC news. I was promoting my speaking event at the Ohio History Museum Friday November 29th from noon to 1pm as part of their Thanksgiving Family Friday event. Admission includes viewing of the Champion of Sports Exhibit that I'm in and more. For tickets and details on the event
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October 29th, 2019 Dover Public Library Book Reading
What a fun night! Thank you everyone that came to my Halloween book reading and party at the Dover Public Library. So many great costumes. I even did magic tricks that I haven't done since I was a little kid. Everyone seem to leave with a smile so that made me smile. Next month will see some exciting news with my board sponsor Yocaher Skateboards. Super stoked!
October 28th, 2019 WJER Radio Live Interview
Had a great live interview today with WJER Radio 100.9 FM to promote my Halloween event tomorrow evening (Tuesday, October 29th) at 6:00pm at the Dover Public Library. Thanks to DJ Laurel Quillen for so much air time! Check tour dates for more information.
October 19th, Sheffield Lake Skatepark Celebration
Had an amazing day today at the Sheffield Lake Skatepark Celebration. The weather was too perfect. All the skaters were great and did an awesome job in the skate competition. It was fun to reconnect with some shredders from Cleveland that I haven't seen in over ten years. Special thanks to everyone that put this event together. I was honored to be a part of it all. Stay tuned for some exciting updates! Stoked.
October 15th, 2019 Kenton Elementary, Kentucky
Many thanks to Ms.Reynolds and her 5th grade students at Kenton Elementary School in Independence, Kentucky. Each student prepared a question at the end of my program, great questions! You guys did your homework on my life and career.Thanks to Dream Wakers for setting this all up.
September 13th, 2019 Sixth Street Tattoo Event
Had an amazing time tonight at the Sixth Street Tattoo event! Lots of skating, great live bands, food, skaters, smiles, and great vibes. We all rocked out till late in the evening. Thanks to Sixth Street Tattoo & Piercing and 16:15 sk8 ministry for everything. Lots of fun events ahead!
August 29th, 2019 Echoes Magazine
I'm stoked to be in the September issue of Echoes Magazine. I did the interview months ago. I had no idea the article would be 6 pages. Lots ahead this fall including a new pro model skateboard with Yocaher Skateboards. Stay tuned!
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.
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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
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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.

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