Doug Morton brings a lot to the GSL Defense Training team and we’re thrilled to have him.
First of all, he is just a super nice guy.
Who is Doug Morton? Well, after he earned a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, he went to work as an R&D engineer for HP, designing spectrum analyzers. His specialty? Digital signal procession theory.
We’re not even sure exactly what that is, but it doesn’t matter because Doug got bored working in front of computers all day, so he left HP and went back to medical school. Oh yeah, and to pick up a PhD in Neurobiology. At the same time.
After school, he was off to a Radiology residency and a Neuroradiology Fellowship. His goal? To become an academic physician.
He says he learned that “smart” and “educated” can be mutually exclusive in some cases, and he became disillusioned with academia (the intolerance, arrogance and lack of morals), so he decided to enter private practice so he could be around normal people. “In short, I’m a recovering academic,” he chuckles.
You might think he’s was a complete geek in school… and he might have been. But not only is he a pretty smart electrical engineer (need a second look at your design for a solar power system for your home or business? Or someone to look at your plans for a new spectrum analyzer?), and radiologist doc (he’s never done brain surgery that we know of, but he used to do cerebral angiograms), he’s not at all afraid of a hammer, having remodeled two houses in his lifetime.
He’s well rounded as well, singing tenor in his church choir and his double chocolate chip cookies won second place in a baking contest.
He excels at everything he does and he brings this passion and drive to firearms instruction as well. He’s an NRA Basic Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home instructor and an ISP-approved instructor as well.
His wife of almost thirty years, Lois, is simply delightful as well. She’s helping out as a staff person as well.
You won’t meet a nicer couple anywhere.