Who is Doug Matthews?
After twenty-two years in the Royal Canadian Air Force serving as an aeronautical engineer, Doug began his second career in the entertainment industry when he joined Pacific Show Productions, located in Vancouver, Canada, in 1985. This company produced special events and entertainment in Canada and overseas for many diverse clients. For example, these included: original musical theater productions in Barkerville, BC; the millennium First Night celebrations in Vancouver, BC; the annual Leo Awards for BC film and television; and four entertainment show tours for the Canadian Armed Forces to the Arctic, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Egypt, and Israel. Pacific Show Productions was regularly nominated for special event awards both in Canada and the United States and won several under Doug's leadership. The company was sold in 2004.
Since then, he has passionately embraced writing and photography, drawing on his many years of experience in special events and in his other areas of interest, archaeology and entertainment. To date he has published five textbooks on special event production, one book of humourous anecdotes of his entertainment career, and four photography books as well as numerous journal and magazine articles. These may all be found under the Writing and Photography menus. His newer writing, opinion pieces about current affairs, may be found in the Blog on this web site.
gearsixcreative is the vehicle for publishing and promoting Doug's work.