Doug is a West-Michigan native and has been working with Guiding Light since 2021. As the self-described “story-teller” of the organization, he is responsible for producing most of the written, photographic, and videographic content that we share with you. He manages our social media presence, website, and branding, in addition to producing our podcast; Casting Light. Doug’s journey with us began in January of 2020 when he arrived at our doors seeking admittance into the Guiding Light Recovery program after a decade-long struggle with drug and alcohol dependence.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doug volunteered to begin filming and writing dispatches from inside our facility as he and fellow clients underwent the unique challenge of getting sober under quarantine. He was hired initially as our Media Specialist after graduating from the Recovery program and has been with us ever since. As a person in recovery himself, and a man that has been on the receiving end of Guiding Light’s services, Doug has a unique perspective and insider’s authority on the life-saving work that takes place here.