Don grew up in Los Angeles, where he lived until completing his PhD in Physics at UCLA. Don completed a Post-Doc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and became a nationally recognized expert in medical imaging. During his career, he transitioned from laboratory work to the boardroom, held executive positions at major corporations and sat on the Boards for several for-profit and non-profit organizations. Since retiring, Don has founded two technology driven start-ups and participated as a key executive in a major start-up in Sydney, Australia. Most recently Don enjoyed mentoring activities with at risk high school seniors. He hopes to help provide an enriching environment for the children of the Charter School so they can look back knowing they received an excellent start, both academically and culturally.