Meet the Board: Doug Berry
Board member Doug Berry is the Vice President at Diehl Consulting group, where he uses data to help organizations, schools, and communities tell their stories. He’s lived in Evansville since second grade, so he knows how important community is to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Doug, like his favorite quote, has sough to “bloom where he’s planted.” He describes himself as a family-man and community oriented (also a big Colt’s fan!), and is honestly happiest when spending time with his children. They love to watch “The Office” together, or even Doug’s favorite children’s movie, Swiss Family Robinson. (His favorite movie is O Brother Where Art Thou? when he’s watching alone.)
Doug first became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters by volunteering as a Big for seven years, so he has been able to experience firsthand how impactful the program can be for both the mentor and mentee. The Board membership allows him to guide his impact on a more macro level, and he finds it very fulfilling and humbling to be a small part of the difference that Bigs are making across the community. He knows how impressionable kids are at a young age, and he thinks that it is amazing how a single relationship, experience, or even just a conversation can influence the direction of an entire life.
Doug completed his undergrad at Wabash College, went to grad school at WKU, and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana University. When Doug was a child himself, he thought he would end up in education, since both of his parents are educators. Now with children of his own, Doug says that the last thing that made him smile was watching his son’s eyes light up at the new kayak he got for his birthday. He loves being able to share these interests and memories with him, and we love having him as a part of our organization!
Our Board of Directors are some of the largest advocates and supporters of our organization. We are grateful for an engaged Board of Directors who are committed to our vision for all children to achieve success in life.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Big, visit mentoringkids.org/volunteer.