Mr. Doering began his career as a meteorologist with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. He continued as an Environmental Scientist and Assistant Branch Chief for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in New York City, specializing in air and hazardous waste pollution for over 10 years. In these positions he combined his love for the environment with his expertise in atmospheric science, including the rapidly developing field of climate change. Mr. Doering continues to record climatic trends, writing a weekly meteorological column for the Herald of Randolph. While at the EPA Mr. Doering obtained his law degree at Pace University School of Law, graduating Cum Laude with certificates in International and Environmental Law. Mr. Doering also studied European Union law and land use planning at the University of London in 1991.
While in New York, Mr. Doering worked as a legal intern and student attorney for the Connecticut Coastal Fishermen's Association under Robert F. Kennedy Jr.. He assisted on the brief and arguments eventually presented to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in CCFA vs. Remington/Dupont, a case where the defendant was ordered to clean up substantial lead waste and pollution from portions of the Long Island Sound. Mr. Doering then practiced environmental and transportation law with the State of Maine for the next 10 years, where he assisted in the environmental permitting necessary to restore passenger rail AMTRAK service between Boston and Portland.
Mr. Doering moved to Vermont in 2002 to become the Director of Technical Services for the Vermont Agency of Transportation and later worked as the Environmental Health Chief for the Vermont Department of Health. During this period he earned a government leadership certificate from the J.F.K. School of Government at Harvard University.
Most recently Mr. Doering has been teaching environmental science and policy, along with mathematics at Vermont Technical College, Champlain College and the Hartford School District. He lives in Randolph Center with his wife and two children.
Favorite tree: balsam fir
Most rewarding part of teaching: The students! Learning from all of their unique backgrounds and hopefully being a support to their future endeavors.
Favorite part of living in Vermont: The seasons, all five of them!—though their length is already changing due to climate change. I love to cross country ski in the winter.