Born and raised in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Doug has culminated over 25 years of international business experience in the fields of marketing, entertainment and communication. He has successfully managed brands and corporations in Auckland, U.K, Europe and the U.S.A.
When he is not on tour, Doug resides in Honolulu, where he is CEO/President of “The Harris Agency”, one of Hawaii’s top three marketing agencies.
Doug has a family history rooted in the entertainment industry. His great uncle was composer Arthur Sullivan of “Gilbert and Sullivan” the English musical pioneers of 14 comic operas between 1871 and 1896 that included works such as H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance.
Doug has also managed various rock bands, created and launched national retail concepts, and founded New Zealand’s oldest surfing magazine. Industry and community involvement includes America Diabetes Assn., American Heart Assn., Promotion Marketing Assn., SCORE, Hawaii Food Industry Assn., NZDA and numerous other educational and sporting activities.
In 2010 alone, Doug’s entertainment business successfully executed more than 550 family shows in Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Saipan, Jakarta-Indonesia and Manila/Cebu in the Philippines.