Doug Boutwell

Is a guy in Orange County, CA who just likes making cool things.

He currently runs the product team at CloudSpot,

and before that, he ran his own business, called Totally Rad!, and made all sorts of fun things for photographers.

He was a pro photographer himself once, shooting weddings for money, models for fun, and abandoned places for the love.


Outside of work, Doug is usually busy doing more of the same: fixing stuff and making things.

He loves dabbling in music production, making mixtapes (hour-long DJ mixes of stuff DJs usually wouldn't dare play),

music mashups (multiple songs smashed together to make a new one),

and music video mashups (multiple music videos smashed together),

He sometimes writes software for fun, like this video streaming app for kids,

and a web service for comparing headlines from new outlets across the political spectrum.

Doug also likes making more tangible things, like model rockets.

this arcade cabinet (MAME + Retroarch, 25Hz arcade monitor, ports for original NES, SNES, and Genesis controllers)

a bunch of stuff around the house

ammunition (but he ain't about that life anymore)

and some award-winning chili (he has a medal and everything).

He once repaired a vintage Rolleiflex camera,

and and uses it to take portraits of his kids on their birtdays every year.


Doug also likes to learn new things, and to have adventures.

Over the years, he has

taught himself how to play the drums pretty well,

learned how to play piano somewhat less well,

summitted most of the highest peaks in Southern California,

and hiked to some other pretty remote places too.

He knows how to fly airplanes,

and surf well enough to escape suspicion in the lineup.