Born January 2, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas
Raised 3 AWESOME children in Gabi, Matt, and Andre
Education and Activities:
M.B.A. (Finance) April 1993, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
B.A. (Bus. Admin.) June 1981, Whittier College,
Whittier, CA (Whittier College Basketball Team Co-Captain)
– Chico Tourney Champs, Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Champs, NCAA III Western Regional Champs, NCAA III Quarter Finalist)
- Lead Guitarist in Rock Band at Whittier College: 1st place in group category at Spring Sing Competition 1981
Compton High School 1975-1977
- Lettered and started on Frosh, Junior Varsity, & Varsity Compton High Basketball Teams: CIF semi-finalist.
- Guitarist in Jazz Band, 1975 - 1977 Compton High, Compton, CA Mr. Jackson, Band Director
Guitarist in the Midnight Sun, an R&B Band: 1st place winners of several talent shows in Los Angeles, CA area in the 70's
Studied Guitar 1972-1976, Blaylock Music Center, Carson, CA (Private Guitar Instructor: Rafael Murphy)
College Professor: University of Phoenix 1998 – Present : Information System & Technology College
Certification: Certified Information Systems Auditor - (28 years of experience evaluating internal controls of processes and information systems for adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency)
Creative Solutions USA, 2004-present, Doug created a web based company named "Creative Solutions USA" with a vision to turn his passion of music into an e-business serving business to business direct marketing needs. Today Creative Solutions USA provides direct marketing services using Doug’s original music to promote a product, service, or theme. Go to www.CreativeSolutions-USA.net to see examples of projects.
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."