Douglas J. Etten was born and raised in a central Wisconsin farm town where he began to love everything Badgers ... Growing up in Wisconsin, you're not given a choice. It's in your blood! One thing you'll always get out of my opinions is strength. No wavering, just the guts from inside the beast!
He studied journalism and communications at many Wisconsin universities before becoming a reporter and photographer at his hometown newspaper. A year and a half later, he moved to Minocqua, Wisc., where he now resides, and became sports editor of the largest, bi-weekly newspaper in Wisconsin, The Lakeland Times. Amidst a trip to South Lake Tahoe, where Etten served as regional sports editor for Swift Communication, he learned Wisconsin is where he wanted to be.