Doug Rand was born in 1940 in Plymouth, NH to an artist Mom and plumber Dad.
Early work included logging, construction, Norwegian Swedish Merchant Marine service and trail crews. Doug received degrees in economics (1963) and architecture (1967) and professional license in landscape architecture (1972). He was Assistant Professor in architecture at MSU (1968-1971) primarily involved in community development. His private architecture/landscape architecture practice in Bozeman (1971-2000) created approximately 350 projects.
He served on the Bozeman School Board, Gallatin County Planning Board, volunteer seaman on museum ships LILAC and PIONEER, Western Montana BLM Resource Advisory Council, MWA Madison-Gallatin Alliance Local Board, CASA volunteer, and (President of) Concerned Citizens for South Cottonwood Canyon.
Doug is a passionate protector of wildlife and wild places.