We’ve been working diligently to find the best person to serve students in the PC West feeder pattern, and I think we made a great choice in Doug Eckert. I wanted our district to get to know him a little better, and to that end, he’s answered a few questions below.
Q: Tell us about yourself Doug! What do you like to do when you’re not helping children for the PCF?
A: I have been married to my wife Jennifer since 2017, and together we have three grown children. I stay plenty busy when I’m away from PCF! I am a Realtor based in Mustang, where I also run a home bakery out of my house (yes, you can call me Grandma Doug). In addition, I volunteer for Kairos Prison Ministry International, primarily at Joseph Harp in Lexington, and also serve as the state’s board chair for the organization. Foundation, houses, cookies, and prison. That’s my crazy world.
Q: What work in your past best prepared you to be a CAST Liaison?
A: Since 2008, non-profit has been my life. I worked for over eight years at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in a variety of administrative, program, and community relations roles. I worked with all of the PC schools at one point or another via the Backpack or School Pantry programs. I served in a smaller, faith-based non-profit that closed at the beginning of the pandemic. And of course, there is all that time I spend behind bars. In all of these roles, I’ve learned the importance of focusing on those we serve and how to best steward our resources for them. The number one reason a person doesn’t give to a non-profit is because they are not asked. I promise that we will be giving a lot of community partners the opportunity to say YES to PCF!
Q: What attracted you to this position?
A: I appreciate the opportunity to put my knowledge and experience to work for an organization that serves children and teachers. I know my efforts will make a difference in the lives of so many in our district.
March 30, 2022