I see that Doug is back at work in his shop. He seemed to have disappeared for quite a while there, but is now back working on guitars and fairly active on social media. I know he has been visited by some guitar builders from here, like Leo, but I just can't help and wonder why he dropped off and suddenly came back and if he is planning on building and selling guitars.
Doug was nearly killed in a hit and run accident in 1998. He was destitute and recovery took a long long time. I am not certain he ever fully recovered. Hence why he sold Tiger and Wolf at auction 20 years ago....he desperately needed the money.
Others here probably have more details than me.