Don worked as an engineer and manager in aerospace and oilfield companies for 30 years. He previously served as the Associate Pastor at Cypress Trails United Methodist Church for three years, as well as the Music Ministries Director for 34 years. Don was a voice major for two years while in college and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering. Don and his wife, Elsie, have been married for fifty years. They have four daughters, a son who is deceased, and six grandchildren.