William "Liam" Douglas came from a large family of small business owners in Pennsylvania. As such, he has always had a fascination with small businesses and local communities. Liam spent his younger years working for farms, restaurants, and janitorial service companies, as well as driving trucks, to put himself through college to obtain degrees in computer science and photography. Later, he started his own company, Douglas Computer Systems, which he ran successfully for fifteen years building, repairing, and upgrading computers, networks, and websites. During his sixteen years in Georgia, Liam has spent a large portion of time exploring the state, preferring the backroads through the countryside to the interstates.