Professor Doug Hartman resides in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, U.S.A., which is about 20 miles west of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. His hometown is Hoopeston, Illinois, located about 150 miles directly south of Chicago. It is a small rural community of about 6,000 people. Feeling like he was not ready for college when he graduated from High School, he joined the U.S. Air Force for four years to qualify for the old GI Bill to pay for his college education upon returning to Illinois. However, he ended up "re-enlisting" a number of times in the Air Force to continue his college education via “night” classes. At about the 14 year point in his career, he was selected to attend Officers' Training School and received a commission in the U.S. Air Force. After twenty-two years, he retired from the Air Force and settled his family into their newly adopted "home-town" of Loveland, Colorado. He lived in Loveland for 14 years and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2007 until moving to Hawaii in 2011. . During his years in the Air Force he gained experience as a Payroll Technician, Payroll Supervisor, Deputy Budget Director, Budget Director, Accounting Supervisor, and Auditor. He also had the opportunity to live in California, Washington state, Texas, The Azores (islands in the middle of the Atlantic), Turkey (twice), and the beautiful state of Colorado on numerous occasions. He moved nine times during the 22 years he was in the Air Force which caused him to take classes from eight different institutions of higher learning. He completed his undergraduate degree in business (accounting). He also completed a graduate degree in Management. He then took some additional course work in accounting over a period of about three years and then "sat" for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and passed it on his first attempt. He became a licensed C.P.A. in Colorado and is now also licensed in Hawaii. He completed another graduate degree with the University of Denver Law School Graduate Tax Program. . He taught for the University of Maryland while stationed in the Azores. Additionally, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and business for Regis University in Denver, Colorado, from 1995 to the present both in the traditional classroom and online. He currently owns a small C.P.A. practice in Hawaii and does a lot of teaching. He derives a lot of enjoyment in helping people learn about the world of accounting and the opportunities it provides. He is married and has two sons, three step-sons and five grand-children. . In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies with his wife, hiking in the mountains of Oahu, snorkeling, and reading. He is an active member of his Faith and serves it in many different administrative roles.