Douglas Hertler, also known as Doug Lory, is an actor, playwright, retreat leader, and NYC tour guide. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA, the two professional actor’s unions in the U.S., and his career has included roles in television, film, and theater. He is also an actor/educator at Fordham University School of Law where he works with student attorneys in both client interview simulations as well as trial law examinations, exploring the intangible components of interpersonal and group communication. As a NYC tour guide Doug has connected with tens of thousands of travelers for over 20 years, sharing the exciting, inspiring, and sometimes tragic history of a city which counts the ethnic and religious diversity of the world as its citizenry. He holds a BA in Speech/Communication/Theater from Monmouth University. He is a member of the International Thomas Merton Society (ITMS), the ITMS NYC Chapter, and also serves on the board of the American Teilhard Association (ATA). He lives in Queens, NY with his incredible wife Alex.