Doug Denlinger


I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference.

Ask Doug About:

Penn State football, dual-sport motorcycling, why he is a Dave Ramsey fan, or his new adventure into CrossFit.


(717) 796-1700

Douglas K. Denlinger, CKA®, ACBC

Managing Partner | Lead Advisor


Ask Doug About:

Penn State football, dual-sport motorcycling, why he is a Dave Ramsey fan, or his new adventure into CrossFit.


(717) 796-1700

Doug’s role: Doug is responsible for LifeGuide’s overall business operations and leads one of the firm’s advisory teams. His team focuses on serving business owners, executives, widows, widowers, public sector employees, educators, and Dave Ramsey Fans.

A bit about his background: Doug is a Certified Kingdom Advisor® and a Dave Ramsey SmartVestor Pro® and Endorsed Local Provider. Doug is one of the founding partners of LifeGuide. He has enjoyed guiding clients for the past 14 years. Prior to transitioning into financial services, Doug was in a senior executive role at a global technology firm where he was responsible for leading a team of 600 professionals. Doug has been recognized for multiple achievements during his financial career. He has earned the Board, Cabinet, and Elite status from Advisors Financial Group (AFG). He was most honored to receive Everence’s exclusive President’s Stewardship Award given to an individual “who has demonstrated holistic stewardship practices in all areas of their lives as well as their vocation.” Doug is a proud Alumni of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business (Class of 1990).

What Doug says he loves most about his job:

“If I have to pick just one thing – it’s everything! The best I can do is narrow it down to three.
  1. I love our clients! They are inspiring, fun, and so committed to making a difference.
  2. I love the LifeGuide Team. I get to work with a team of super high-character individuals that selflessly move mountains for our clients and our company on a daily basis.
  3. I love the impact that we get to make through helping our clients succeed and supporting organizations through the LifeGuide Impact Fund.”

Outside of work:
Doug lives in Carlisle, PA, with his wife of 25 years, Geralyn, and their two children, Josh (currently attending Liberty University) and Sophie. They recently added Ellie into their home (an already spoiled Bernedoodle puppy). Doug and his family are long-time members of, and enjoy leading a small group at, The Meeting House Church in Carlisle.

His favorite organizations:

  • The Meeting House
  • New Life Community Church
  • Young Life
  • Brethren Housing Association
  • Project Share
  • Carlisle CARES