Our Organization is actively engaged in the community and we are seeking support for our mission. The OCO management team is dedicated to establishing a strong foundation in local neighborhoods throughout Orange County, and will be serving homeless and at-risk veterans, as well as other individuals who want access to the resources that will help them reintegrate back into into the community.
Douglas Tucker, Sr. | Clinical Director
Douglas Tucker is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Our City’s Outreach. He is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor, Level 4 (CATC-IV), holds a Master of Human Services (MHS) degree from Lincoln University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at University of Redlands. Doug is a U.S. Marine Veteran, as well as a retired firefighter/EMT. Doug began his career of service by joining the Marines in 1976 where he served as an MP in a security unit for the Commander of the Pacific Fleet.
After the Marines Doug served the State of Pennsylvania in different roles across four separate agencies. He began as a Manager with the Liquor Control Board and by 1984 was a Firefighter/EMT with the Philadelphia Fire Department. Doug spent almost 16 years serving his community and remembers that time as the most dangerous, rewarding, and benevolent days of his life. After leaving the Fire Dept due to injury Doug shifted his to law enforcement graduating the Montgomery County Police Academy as a PA State Certified Ranger.
In 2005 Doug shifted focus one last time and headed west in pursuit of a higher education. By 2009 Doug had his master’s degree and was pursuing a profession directly aligned with his passion. Since then Doug has helped hundreds of individuals and families overcome the traumas, trials and tribulations of addiction and has guided many to long-term success through long-term sobriety. The past decade has given Doug a chance to expand and enhance his counseling techniques and overall understanding of the substance-abuse treatment/recovery field by allowing him to work in various capacities in several management, support, and counseling roles.
Tim Peterson | Director of Operations
Tim Peterson is a co-founder of Our Cities Outreach. His family has a lengthy and decorated history of military service. His grandfather served in World War II, participating in the invasion of Normandy with the Army’s First Infantry Division, and his father was a sergeant with the 101st Airborne ‘Screaming Eagles” during the Bay of Pigs invasion. Tim’s father is a longtime member of the American Legion and Tim is a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Tim has helped establish and grow multiple businesses, including California Carpet Dryers, Color for Cabinets, and (sober living business here). Tim has over 3,000 hours as a volunteer wildland firefighter with CAL FIRE, has been completed dozens of remodels on distressed properties throughout Orange County. Tim is a master craftsman, and his fine work is on display in businesses, luxury homes and institutions throughout Southern California.
In 2015 Tim shifted his career into addiction treatment and has spent the past 4 years dedicated to helping others realize their full potential. He is inspired by his father’s and grandfather’s military service and uses their stories to fuel his purpose. Tim is a veteran of a different kind of war, the War on Drugs. And in 2018 Tim saw the growing need for aftercare treatment and vocational training for those who struggle with substance abuse and homelessness and formed Our Cities Outreach with Douglas Tucker so they could serve those who once served them.
Dayne Austin, Recreational Therapy Director
Dayne is an integral part of our members' therapeutic program and was added to the team as our Recreational Therapy Director in 2021. Dayne is an adventurer, explorer, survivalist, naturalist, and optimist. He leads all of our recreational therapy activities and coordinates amazing travel experiences and outdoor adventures that help both our members and staff build great memories and lifelong bonds. Dayne earned his a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005. He currently resides in the High Desert region of Joshua Tree, CA with his twin daughters and offers private, guided tours of the Mojave Desert backcountry and the Joshua Tree National Park.
“Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous.”
— Navjot Singh Sidhu