Douglas is a taxonomist, filmmaker, photographer and writer specializing in impact storytelling on the leading edges of traditional and converging media. He has created social networks and online communities, directed for television and virtual reality and pioneered a photography based education program. Douglas is the author of SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, and Local: The New Face of Food & Farming in America. His photographs are held museums and private collections around the world.

Douglas’ life with the creative arts was informed by his early life as a professional skateboarder. As a technical media pioneer, he has worked in Europe, China and the Middle East. As a taxonomist, his focus is the environment and he gleans inspiration from life on a farm as a husband, father and wrangler of goats. Douglas co-­founded the Lexicon of Sustainability with Laura Howard-­Gayeton in 2011. Together from a few old converted chicken barns they power up multiple projects including Laloo’s goat’s milk ice cream and the Lexicon of Sustainability.