Douglas Spencer was born and raised in Minnesota. He also spent some time during his youth in Japan.
Douglas has a Bachelor’s in History with a minor in Spanish from Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
Douglas has been a successful professional fundraiser and business executive for over 30 years. Some of his major accomplishments (aside from his children) are raising $32MM for United way in 1991 as their Vice President of Development, founding the Montessori School Foundation of Evergreen as well as growing the Friendship Bridge from 2,800 clients to over 13,000 in 4 years.
In 2005, Douglas began working with Namaste when Namaste was a major funder for Friendship Bridge. Douglas has long believed that credit clients with the most potential need more than just a loan in order to grow their businesses. Many have the motivation but not the skills or support to succeed.
He has been married for Kathleen Parrish for 33 years. He has two grown daughters ages 29 and 26.