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Peace Corps Morocco 1969, 1970 and 1971 50th Anniversary reunion
September 17-18, 2021
Hyatt Place Washington DC/US Capitol
33 New York Avenue NE, Washington, D.C., 20002-3325 United States
+1 202 289 5599

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Douglass P. Teschner Biography

TeschnerDoug Teschner, Forestry 1971-73, went on to various leadership roles in nonprofits, business, and state and federal governments. He served six terms as a NH State Legislator and led USAID democracy projects in Rwanda and Morocco. His career highlight was nine years as Peace Corps Country Director (in Burkina Faso, Ukraine, and Guinea) and expert advisor (in Sierra Leone and Morocco).

Doug earned his forestry degree and a doctorate in administrative leadership at UMass and an M.S. in botany at the University of Vermont. A lifelong hiker, skier, and mountaineer, he made numerous ascents in North America, Europe, and Africa (many with Morocco RPCVs Doug Burnell and John Skirving) and published many of his adventures in the Appalachian Mountain Club journal Appalachia and serves as contributing editor and a volunteer naturalist.

Not wanting to retire, he started a consulting business,, to do leadership and diversity/inclusion training and coaching. He also writes a leadership column in the New Hampshire Business Review (see samples at and has a volunteer leadership role with Braver Angels (, a national citizens movement to unite Americans across the political spectrum to bridge the partisan divide.

Doug has been married to his wife Martha, a nurse, for 40 years, and they live in NH and have a cottage in Maine. They have two children: Ben, a geologist who manages mining contracts for the Colorado State Land Board, and Luke, a teacher in Vermont, as well as three grandchildren.

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