Doug Strott has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with his last job being a Regional Director for Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, TX. However, the long-term secondary effects of Scheuermann’s Disease forced Mr. Strott into disability but allowed him to follow a different path. Mr. Strott has endured multiple spine fusion surgeries from this spinal deformity. During this time, he developed a comprehensive website about Scheuermann’s (scheuermannsdisease.org, now sdfund.org) to help those affected by the disease. This was the first step in the development of the charity. Later, Mr. Strott joined forces with The Pittsburgh Foundation in creating the first charity of its kind in the world, The Scheuermann’s Disease Fund (sdfund.org) solely dedicated to help those affected by this spinal deformity. It was founded for one purpose, to help those affected by Scheuermann's and its long-term effects. Doug is a native of Pittsburgh having graduated from Baldwin High School and the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, with degrees in Finance and International Studies. Doug’s professional career spanned over 25 years with organizations including Mellon Bank, Bank One, Bear Stearns, and Dimensional Fund Advisors. To learn more about Scheuermann's Disease and to become an advocate and ambassador in helping to spread the word about its life-changing effects, please go to www.sdfund.org. You can truly make a difference!!