B. Douglas Allen (Doug), Board Member
Doug has been privileged to have a career participating in a wide variety of responsibilities and public service. He was raised on a farm/ranch with a very diverse and active Foreign Exchange Student family. People from all over the world stayed at the farm. With the exposure as a Host family for Kansas City based People-to-People International, Doug’s experiences at a very young age helped him to imagine well beyond his livestock chores, music lessons, and 4-H meetings.
After receiving two full ride scholarship offers, Doug’s career path took an unintended turn that didn’t include college. Doug’s time was divided between the family bank with the needs of its patrons and the family farm of more than 1,500 acres. He also tended to his own farm ground and 300 head of cattle. While attending to these responsibilities, he still had to manage his full-time job working for the family construction company. His extremely busy lifestyle led to his motto, “Just all in a day’s work.”
Along with the farming, Doug became more focused in large construction and cement aspects of the heavy highway industry. This interest again took him into many varied areas, including civil engineering, land planning and development. His construction experience included the building of the following: custom homes, schools, hospitals, colleges, hotels, prisons, post offices and special projects in Branson, MO for Mel Tillis and Jim Stafford as well as in Nashville, TN for Reba McIntyre, CMT Studio and Opryland Grand Ballroom. He also contributed to the building of the residence of Michael Dell, creator of Dell Computers.
After a life altering accident in 2005, he decided to pursue an opportunity as the owner/president of a medical equipment leasing company for the next several years, which met his needs to serve others. This service fulfilled his compassion for patients and their families while providing aid to hospice companies.
Before moving to Prescott, he actively served others by volunteering at Stilwell United Methodist Church as a Trustee Chairman and served on various committees. He also held 4-H leadership roles for the youth and was one of the Johnson County Precinct Committeemen.
Doug is grateful to be able to share his diverse abilities in the planning and building of the new Western Heritage Center on Whiskey Row in Prescott Arizona. 😊