Born and raised in Utah, Doug Clark graduated in 1997 from the University of Utah Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Science. He worked for Colgan Air as a First Officer and a Captain until 2004 when he was hired by Sky West Airlines. Clark continued to work as a pilot part-time and weekends, while he started Equity Capital Group and Clark Venture Capital in early 2005. In 2011, Clark left Sky West to focus his interests solely in the real estate market. Since 2005, his companies Equity Capital Group and Clark Venture Capital have purchased nearly 50 million dollars in property.