Doug Hood is President/Owner of CSD Group, Inc. CSD is a nationally recognized, award winning creative design/build AVL firm whose portfolio spans over 30 states. Specializing in systems integration, CSD provides churches with a complete solution for sound reinforcement, acoustics, video projection, IMAG, production/broadcast and performance lighting systems. From design through installation, CSD provides a superior customer experience for clients throughout the United States and abroad.
For nearly 20 years with CSD, Doug has successfully managed some of the largest church projects in the country. Doug is actively involved in Christian music, including live performance, music composition, worship leading and recording. He travels extensively throughout the US speaking on worship & technology to architects, builders, and churches.
Doug also serves as worship pastor for Central Ministries, located in Fort Wayne, IN. This real world experience is extremely beneficial to his church clients as he designs and integrates AVL systems that meet the demands of a traditional Sunday service, a concert, or a full scale theatrical production.
Doug is a Board Member of the National Association of Church Design Builders (NACDB) and a Certified Church Consultant (CCC). He is a featured contributing writer for several national technology publications and an instructor for the CCC program.
A graduate of Taylor University, Doug earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major of Music Composition and Bible. His background in architecture, design and engineering is complimented by his acoustic and audio expertise utilizing design tools including EASE, CAD, TEF, and Modeler®/Auditioner®, in which he has achieved the highest possible certification: Certified Auditioner® Designer.
Accomplishments (Job Related):
Leading our nationally recognized, award winning team of designers and installers. Finding a way to do each project better than the last. Developing satisfied clients throughout the US. Notable projects include: Inspiring Body of Christ (IBOC), Calvary Chapel Chino Valley, Do it Best World Headquarters, Prairie Lakes Church, Warsaw Community, Grace Community, Great Commission, Christian Cultural Center. Tech Stuff: Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Composition, Certified Auditioner® Designer, experienced in EASE, AutoCAD, and StarDraw.
Helping clients deliver the Message via powerful audio, video & lighting systems, writing and performing original music, worship leading, driving golf carts on golf and occasionally getting in a good drive, fine cuisine (especially Japanese steakhouses, sushi, and Mexican), wants a zoo in his back yard someday.
Strange Fact/Personal Quirk:
Big multi-colored tattoo of Icthus (Jesus fish) and Tetelestai on right arm. Shhhh, it’s a secret.