Doug recently served as Chief Councillor of the Kitasoo Band Council. Mr. Neasloss is a keen student of Kitasoo/Xai'xais history and culture. Beginning his career as a bear viewing guide and Cultural Interpreter, he has spent 12 years becoming intimately familiar with Kitasoo/Xai' Xais Territory. As the Marine Use Planning Community Coordinator, He spent 6 years with the community, writing a marine use plan for their territory. He later moved on to become the Kitasoo/Xai' Xais Resource Stewardship Director and an elected Councilor. Active in his community, Mr. Neasloss serves as a Board member for Nature United, the Grizzly Bear Foundation, Coastal First Nations and CCIRA. In addition, he is the Executive Director of Spirit Bear Research Foundation and the Chairman of the Kitasoo Band Council.