Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

Hi, I'm Money Coach Doug. I am a fully-certified coaching professional helping my clients achieve their financial goals and dreams.


I have a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. from San Diego State University, and a B.A. from Queens College, CUNY. I currently serve on the faculty of CSU East Bay in Hayward, CA where I work as an English Professor. I am also a Certified Professional Coach in the process of completing the Accredited Financial Counselor and Financial Fitness Coach designations.

For much of my life, I have not been a “money person.” I originally took an interest in Personal Finance to address some of my own challenges, but the more I learned, the more I began to feel that this kind of information was too important to keep to myself.


As a coach, I am able to relate to and empathize with the challenges of my clients, as I have faced many of them myself. The essence of my work is to help you identify your core values around money, and to then work with you to a create a personalized financial plan that will provide you with the tools, support, and encouragement to overcome all obstacles and achieve your financial dreams!