Chess player and tournament director Doug Hansen volunteers with Great Falls High School’s Chess Program. Doug Hansen began playing organized chess as a Junior in High School. Doug Hansen currently shares his knowledge of the game with 9th through 12th graders. Doug Hansen assists with the chess program on a regular basis, encouraging chess students to increase their skill in the game. Coupled with his hours of volunteering, Doug Hansen supports chess as a local-level certified Tournament Director for the United States Chess Federation (USCF). Doug Hansen regulates chess competitions for chess players of all ages and skill levels. As part of this non-profit chess membership organization, Doug Hansen promotes the game of chess across the country and around the world. Doug Hansen leads a portion of the Federation’s half a million annual games. Additionally, Doug Hansen supports USCF’s representation as part of the World Chess Federation. While playing chess and facilitating chess activity, Doug Hansen also pursued a professional career in library sciences. Doug Hansen held a position as the librarian for Custer County District’s high school after receiving his Master’s in Information Systems Management from the University of Great Falls. Additionally, Doug Hansen completed courses at the University of Wyoming and the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Doug Hansen also volunteered at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center concurrent with his chess commitments. Promoting the area’s tourism, natural history, and first explorers, Doug Hansen met with visitors from all over the world. Doug Hansen has also supported the Montana Audubon for a number of years and enjoys bird watching during hikes through Montana. Doug Hansen’s charitable efforts also include the local food bank and Helping Hands Food Pantry.