Don is a longtime resident of the Connecticut River Valley. Don has served on the Planning and Zoning Commission since December 2016, first as an alternate and later as a full member. Don is a credit analyst for a farmer-owned lending cooperative. Don is also a member of Suffield Rotary Club, where he currently serves as Assistant Secretary. Don received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and French from Fairfield University and his Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University. Don plans to continue working on farmland preservation and smart economic growth.