Doug McCall currently serves as President of the Mountain Rescue Association and has served as Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and Member at Large. He is Secretary and board member of Seattle Mountain Rescue where he has been a field member since 2008. He also served as the MRA Washington Region Chair and Vice Chair.
Doug began climbing in 1992 after moving to Seattle and has worked in the tech industry for the past 25 years and is currently a Program Manager, Strategic Services at Extrahop Networks. He has also served on other volunteer boards including the Washington Alpine Club (Treasurer), The SeaFair Foundation, Arthritis Foundation of WA and the Snoqualmie Firefighter’s Association.
My passion in rescue began at age 16 as a volunteer firefighter cadet (Louisville, KY) and continued as a volunteer firefighter until 2012. When I moved to Seattle in my early 20’s found a new passion for all aspects of mountaineering from alpine, rock, ice, climbing to backcountry skiing, snow shoeing and sea kayaking. Through a friend at the fire station I learned about Seattle Mountain Rescue and after being accepted into membership I was able to combine two of my passions of rescue and mountaineering.