Doug Walker

Civic Leader, Conservationist, Philanthropist, Software Executive

By Meg Fisher

Doug Walker was truly a beloved human being, a man of brilliance, thoughtfulness, and good deeds.

His leadership in the early stages of the software industry were significant through his founding of Walker Richer & Quinn (WRQ) in Seattle, Wa., but that was just part of the story.

As an avid hiker and cyclist, he made major contributions to organizations such as the American Alpine Club. As a conservationalist, Doug was on the boards of the Conservation Lands Foundation, Seattle Parks Foundation, and the University of Washington College of the Environment. He was one of REI's board of directors, and always encouraged others to explore the great outdoors.

Doug lost his life doing what he loved, climbing Granite Mountain, on Dec. 31, 2015.

Rest in peace, Doug. You were a bright light in the universe.

Remembering a Tech Environmental and Philanthropic Role Model by the Seattle Times Editorial Board

Doug Walker's Fierce Love of the Outdoors by Outside Magazine

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene - Statement on Doug Walker's Legacy

Remembering Doug Walker, An Outdoor Industry Leader by REI

The Doug Walker I Knew by Glenn Nelson

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