Doug Dallmann was diagnosed with early onset stage III rectal cancer in 2010 at age 40. After learning of The Colondar in the Colon Talk support forum, he applied to be a featured survivor and appeared in the 2013 edition. The Colondar photo shoot in Lake George, New York was an inspirational, cathartic, and therapeutic weekend for him. He has supported The Colon Club ever since, serving as a writer for On The Rise and raising funds during his hike on the Pacific Coast Trail in 2018. He joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Doug is a patent attorney by trade, an avid outdoor enthusiast, and a passionate Badger fan. After living in Austin, Portland, and Seattle, he gave up his nomadic ways and moved back home to Wisconsin to put down roots. He currently lives in Madison.