Board member since 2015, Doug is an environmental scientist who founded Lipton Environmental Group after serving for years as a Principal Scientist at a large environmental consulting firm. He received his doctorate from U.C. Berkeley in environmental chemistry and did postdoctoral work at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories. Doug, his wife Cindy, and their sons moved to Healdsburg 20 years ago to start a organic/biodynamic farm in Dry Creek Valley. They opened Healdsburg SHED, a modern interpretation of the old time Grange that supports local farmers and producers and brings community together. Doug also serves on the board of the Russian Riverkeepers and Sonoma County Open Space District’s Advisory Group and Agricultural Task Force.