Continuing with our profiles of the class of 2002, Scott Douglass checks in from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area.
Scott sailed with Maersk for about 6 years and upgraded to Chief Mate before getting married to Carrie, his HS Junior Prom date in 2008. He bought a slope-side condo in Lake Tahoe back in 2003, but they decided to move to the Bay Area so his wife could pursue her passion in education reform. They still use the condo as a vacation getaway. He worked on the Bay for about a year as a mate/deck-hand and looking to eventually work towards becoming a SF Bay Pilot. He was drilling in a MMROCH SELRES unit in Alameda in 2008 and volunteered for a three year RECALL to active duty as an officer recruiter at Navy Recruiting District San Francisco. Scott is the Nuclear and Civil Engineering programs coordinator for the District and might extend another two years on active duty. He has really been enjoying working with students that want to serve their country.
Scott and Carrie started their own business in 2007 and created and produce the Cascade Lakes Relay, which is a 216 mile running relay in Oregon (www.CascadeLakesRelay.com). They have sold-out the race the last 3 years with 190 teams of 12 runners. It’s been a lot of work but also a lot of fun in producing an event that so many people enjoy. They are looking to expand their business in the next few years to add a few more races. Currently they are in the early planning stages of a multi-sport event in South Lake Tahoe where you snowshoe 2 miles, downhill-ski from the top to bottom of Heavenly Resort, bike 18 miles, run 5 miles, kayak 2 miles, and sprint 1 mile to the finish with a team of six, two, or solo.
He recently met up for dinner with Ed Rush and family a few weeks ago, and spent a lot of time with Nate Menefee and his family while they were stationed in the bay area, before getting their recent transfer to Alaska.
Scott is looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.
We’d like to profile the entire class in the months leading up to the reunion, in order to give everyone a chance to see what we’ve all been up to. If your interested please send us an email letting us know what adventures you’ve been on, and where life has taken you over the past decade. or head to the Vessel Registry to provide us your contact information and we’ll reach out to you. Include some pictures or video. We look forward to hearing from all of you!
In case you missed the recent news a new Commandant was recently announced. Welcome aboard Captain John C. Kennedy, USMS! More information available at the link.