Doug Haas is a wood turner who creates exquisite, original works of art often from wood found on local streets. He is a volunteer woodturning instructor and mentor at Topsail High School and an active member of the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association and the American Association of Woodturners. Doug’s wood turning builds upon his previous experience and exploration in painting and design.
Doug graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a BFA in Art with a studio major in painting and a minor in wood design. He also studied art at the Universidad de las Americas in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
In addition to his work in the arts, Doug has a 30+ year career including 20+ years as an area coordinator for the NC Division of Emergency Management and as an emergency management specialist for the US Marine Corps, in addition to other positions in training and development.
One of his favorite quotes is “Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” Mark Twain