Doug has been an entrepreneur for the past 45 years. Starting his own businesses has been as natural as it has been continuous for Doug, beginning in his college days and progressing through several different industries and skill sets. Having earned a BMEd, (piano) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, he performed professionally for several years (incl. Las Vegas, Capitol Records), taught at the Boulder High School and then opened a professional theatre (Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, 1977). As a developer, owner, manager, and Musical Director, he staged over 75 Broadway Musicals. After a three-year stint with major cruise lines across the world as Music Director, he returned and opened another 500-seat Performance/Events Restaurant (The Iron Horse Stage and Grill) in Lafayette, Colorado.
Changing gears and pursuing his love of teaching and interest in the financial field, he opened his current financial advisory/planning firm, McLemore Financial Eduvisors. This chapter brought him and the Heartland Institute together 10 years ago, as one of their adjunct instructors in the Elite Registry of HIFE. These Registry Instructors are authorized by colleges and universities across the U.S. to teach HIFE’s flagship course “The Journey to Financial Success” in business, organizations, and employee populations.
Doug’s considerable experience in the Non-Profit space in Colorado includes President of the Rotary Club of Denver and Board of Directors, Assistant Governor Area 1 Rotary District 5450, Chairman of the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, Vice-Chair of the University of Colorado, Boulder Vocal Advisory Board, a member of Community Resources, Inc., Chairman and member of the Harmony Project (Integrated Arts in Education), and member of Jumpstart Colorado (Financial Education Support).
McLemore looks forward to helping the Heartland Institute of Financial Education grow its mission of effective delivery of financial literacy across America, and now internationally.
He lives in Aurora, CO with his beloved wife Holly. They enjoy their three dogs, their son Taylor and wife Maggi as well as continuing as an active professional jazz pianist, teacher and public speaker in the Denver and Colorado area.