GRANT, Douglas Gibbs (b. 1951), youngest of four children born to Campbell and Lou Grant in Hollywood California. He grew up on his grandfather Wolcott Tuckerman’s ranch and is a third generation Carpinterian. Grant graduated from Carpinteria High School in 1969 and had a brief career as a professional motocross racer. Ultimately he earned a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and worked in many disciplines of mechanical design including aerospace and biomedical engineering. Doug was married for 20 years and raised 3 daughters, Tiffany-Jean, Macauley and Channing. Upon retirement from engineering after 20 years, Doug went into the building trade and became a licensed general contractor. Today, Doug is semi-retired and enjoys boating, SCUBA diving and travel, including visiting the Channel Islands.
As a member of a dive club, he aspired to set foot on all eight California Channel Islands, a goal he achieved in 2019. He visited Santa Barbara and San Clemente islands alone aboard his 22 foot boat with a gas outboard, departing from Santa Barbara Harbor and getting fuel several times at Two Harbors, Santa Catalina Island during his journey.