Doug Riegner serves as Director of Community Relations for the Great Allegheny Passage Conservancy. Their mission is to strengthen and support allied trail partners to ensure a high-quality experience for all who visit the Great Allegheny Passage. Doug’s work includes publishing TrailGuide, the authorized visitor’s guide of both the “150-mile GAP trail and C&O Canal Towpath. Throughout the year he develops relationships with people on the towpath and trails, local communities’, tour groups, event organizers. He aims to constantly establish and grow connections between people – trails – businesses as well as regional and state level visitor bureaus. Over the past six years Doug served as ambassador and location manager for three national film projects filmed on location on either the towpath or GAP trail; Enterprise-Rent-A-Car commercial, REI Trailheads YouTube series, and WQED The Great Ride documentary. Doug loves being outdoors, cycling, photography, and skiing.