Meet Doug Maesk
My story starts in New Hampshire, where I was born and grew up. I got my first job at 16, stacking shoes in the warehouse for Sears and Roebuck. I couldn’t believe someone would pay me $2.65 to do what I considered fun and interesting work! Although I didn’t know it at the time and while still in high school, I was learning the value of a hard day’s work. I ended up working at Sears for seven years, right through college.
I graduated from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. For the next few years I worked in sales. Eventually, I decided that I wanted to work in a field where I could directly impact someone’s life in a positive way; that led me to counseling psychology. After being accepted into a graduate psychology program, I moved to California in 1994 to get my graduate degree. My work ethic served me well; I always had one and sometimes two part time jobs while in school. I graduated in 1997 with a 3.9 GPA. Since then, I have worked in the field of psychology.
The call of the Florida lifestyle eventually struck me, and I landed in Florida in 2002. Along the way I managed a research study on substance abuse and HIV in Wilton Manors for both the University of Delaware and NOVA Southeastern University. While doing this, I also indulged my entrepreneurial streak, and started my own business, Maesk Group Inc., which provides psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families.
I’ve made my home in Florida now for fifteen years, and have settled in Tamarac due to its upbeat, positive community and relaxed lifestyle. Not a day goes by without me thinking how lucky I am to live in such a fantastic little corner of Florida. I share my life here with my fantastic husband Noel, and our three “kids” - our cats!
My commitment to Tamarac runs deep. I served on the Board of Directors of our Homeowners Association and served as its secretary.
My interests in politics harkens back to my teen years when I was an active correspondent with the political leaders of the time. (Meeting President Carter when I was eighteen also helped light the political fire within me.) Now, my passion and calling is to serve the citizens of District 4 with dignity, efficiency and responsiveness.