Don was raised in the Castro Valley/Hayward area and majored in business/agriculture in college. He and his wife moved to Amador County in 1968 and raised four children and many grandchildren here. The couple owned an insurance agency and ranched cattle for over 30 years. After a brief retirement, Don found he was not ready to give up the connection of working with the public. After over nine years in the Players Club he transferred to Player Development. He enjoys horses, mules, and fishing.