Mr. Oliphant is responsible for the vision, values, and overall strategy of DWO. He organized DWO in 1980 for the sole purpose of developing quality commercial, multi-family and industrial projects in the Western United States. DWO Enterprises has a comprehensive approach to the development business not often found in the industry. Working realistically within the prevailing governmental attitudes and economic conditions, the company has developed, entitled and acquired many value added projects over the years. Emphasis continues to be on excellence, durability and value in the market place.
Mr. Oliphant is a former General Partner of Knott's Berry Farm, one of the largest amusement parks in the United States consisting of 150 acres located in the heart of Orange County, California. As partner, one of the responsibilities and accomplishments was to broaden the scope of the company and create opportunities for diversification. Mr. Oliphant was also the Chairman of Knott's Berry Farm Foods, Inc., a food production and distribution company making preserves, jellies, fruit syrups and salad dressings.
Mr. Oliphant earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California and served his country as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.