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Douglas Shearer

Co-founder and CEO

At the age of five, Doug and his parents started their journey navigating resources to help him with his stutter.  It was a difficult start to know where to go get help and confusing to navigate to the right resources. Doug remembers just wanting to get help to “fix it” because he was frustrated.   
The launch of Stutter Navigator is the culmination of Doug’s lifelong dream to help fellow members of the stuttering community in the same way that many people along his journey helped him get to a place to speak confidently and effectively with a stutter. Doug is passionate about helping others find their voice to be the best version of themselves.  
Since August 2019, Doug has been a local chapter leader for the National Stuttering Association and hosts a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 PM EST.  Currently, we are meeting at the Associates in Pediatric Therapy building (Address: 11840 Commonwealth Dr, Louisville, KY 40299). You can contact Doug for more information, get a link to join virtually, or to let him know you are coming. In the role, Doug leads discussion creating a safe space for people who stutter to share stories.  He also has volunteered for teens and kids stuttering groups.
Notably, Doug has been the keynote speaker for the Toastmasters area Executive Council training sessions and has shared his story and passion at his hometown chapter. After completing his MBA at Bellarmine University, Doug pursued his Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). In his current role, Doug is a Product Owner for a large health insurance company where he is achieving goals by managing over 20 people located across the world.
In his spare time, Doug enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing golf, riding his road bike, and listening to self-help books/podcasts.

Advisory Board of Directors

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Meet the Stutter Navigator Advisory Board of Directors made up of passionate people who want to make a difference in the stuttering community