Douglas S. Luke, Trustee Emeritus
First Term: 2000 - 2006
Second Term: 2007 - 2010
Elected to Trustee Emeritus: February 2014
NOLS Courses: 2002 Wind River Wilderness Horsepacking.
Doug, a NOLS parent, has been volunteering for NOLS since 1994 including serving on the NOLS Advisory Council. In 2002 he took his first course - horsepacking in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. Also, Doug has participated in NOLS alumni trips and invitational trips.
Doug is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School. In 1964 Doug received a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia and in 1966 he earned his MBA from the Darden School. Doug has spent the bulk of his career as a venture capitalist and personal wealth investment manager. He is president and chief executive officer of HL Capital, Inc., a personal investment business in New York City, serves on the board of directors for Regency Centers Corporation, and is retired from the Board of MeadWestvaco Corporation.
Doug is a Trustee Emeritus of the Adirondack Council, the leading research and advocacy organization for the preservation and protection of the Adirondack Park. He is past chair of the Adirondack Mountain Reserve, and past Vice-Chair of the Adirondack Nature Conservancy/Adirondack Land Trust. Doug is a current member of the Board and past President of the New York Farmers. Also, he is a member of the Ausable Club, the UVA/Yale Club, the Mashomack Fish and Game Preserve in Pine Plains, NY, and a current Board member of the University of Virginia’s Virginia Athletic Foundation.
Doug has completed four New York marathons, and he enjoys fly-fishing, bird hunting, and horseback riding. He lives with his wife, Sarah, in Pine Plains, NY. Doug and Sarah, also a NOLS graduate of the 2002 Wind River Wilderness Horsepacking course, have three children and five grandchildren.