Doug has been an outdoorsy person since he was a child. Upon graduation in 1970 from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin he has been a member and a leader in the Sierra Club, first in the Chicago area then in Angeles Chapter. In the Sierra Club and as a member of the Mule Pack Section he led trips with up to fifteen people in the Sierras. He currently leads private mule pack trips into the Sierras with friends for fly fishing and birding. He is a member of PAS, California Audubon as well as National Audubon, Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, Sierra Club, California Trout, Nature Conservancy and Life Member of Trout Unlimited. Doug started his own pension consulting company, Douglas M. Farr & Co., Inc. in 1977 and two of his children currently run the business.