Doug Jones

Inspiration comes from: Everywhere. If you want to be inspired you have to be on the look out. Inspiration can come when you least expect it. What a shame it would be to miss something truly inspiring.

Books that changed your life: Love to read. Everything I read should change my life a little. Some of my favorites are, Shoe Dog, The Boys in the Boat, The Field, Killers of the Flower Moon, What Doesn’t Kill Us and all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books

Favorite cities: Kyoto, Japan, TelAviv, and Salta, Argentina all come to mind. It’s the people that make the city. I love Bangkok, the “Land of Smiles.” My favorite city may be the one I haven’t been to yet. I love people and cultures.

First job ever: Moving pipe from seventh grade through high school. Great job for a kid. Got me out of bed and the job wasn’t done until it was done.

Best piece of advice you ever received: From my mom. “It’s a lot of work to have fun” Great advice and a great way to approach life.

Jewelry you're wearing right now: Rolex Datejust 18k Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel Watch and an 18k yellow gold and platinum wedding band.

Five songs on your playlist:

  • Ramble On, Led Zeppelin
  • Hold on Loosley, .38 Special
  • Yesterdays, Guns N´Roses
  • Miss Misery, Nazareth
  • Make It Last, Montrose

What did you have for breakfast: Bananas, Strawberries and peanut butter. I could eat peanut butter every meal.

Favorite quote: “Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do”

Favorite movie: That’s easy. The Last Samurai.

Outlaw Josey Wales, Jeremiah Johnson, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are all on my watch over and over list.

Favorite gemstone: Sapphire. It’s got it all. Beautiful and unpredictable. I could treasure hunt sapphires all day everyday.