Joined June 2015
Premium Rank 160137
Hi everyone, my name is Doug, I was born and raised in Vernon, BC Canada. after leaving high school (did not graduate) I joined the Canadian Armed Forces (NAVY) after my training I was posted to serve on HMCS MacKenzie, in Esquimalt, BC which is a suburb of Victoria, BC. I spent about 8 years there before I decided to start another career path and was retrained in another job within the Air Force, after training I was sent to CFB Penhold, just outside of Red Deer, AB, spent about 4 years or so there and then was sent to CFB Goose Bay in Labrador, NL for another 2 Years. I then went to CFB Borden, not to far from Winnipeg, MB. This is where I resigned after serving 15 years. I then moved to Vancouver, BC around the last 2 weeks of the EXPO '86. I lazed around for a while, until I found some odd jobs here and there. At one point I was cold calling on businesses, which I kind of liked, but was terrible at closing the sale, lol. Then I started with a security firm in 1993, worked a few Years, then they got a big contract with the airport (which was the first private security firm to have a contract with an airport in North America at that time), It took me about 6 years after they got the contract to finally relent, and start security at the Airport (about the summer of 1999), which I'm still working today! Unfortunately, I suffered a Heart Attack back in March, and as a result I needed Open Heart Surgery. I'm still in the recovery stage from that right now. Hoping to get back to work soon, Hopefully, not for too much longer, once I get my business up and running where my income can be enough to live on, so I can quit my job and go full time in this venture. And try to build some kind of a nest egg for my retirement, which isn't too far away.