Don is a native of Troy, NY. He got married in 1978 and moved to Florida at the age of 19. Two years later they had their first child, a son, they named Donald, but who now goes by “Donnie.” Don started his window cleaning business in 1981, and added pressure washing in the 1990s. Don has run for public office 3 times, losing the Mayor’s race in Gainesville by 42 votes. He is no longer involved in politics at all, deciding it was more important to change his world from the ground up by getting volunteering with Child Evangelism Fellowship in 2012, and then entering the full time ministry in 2014 and moving to Homosassa. There he and his wife, Cindi, started a new chapter and started training volunteers and installing Good News Clubs® in public schools in Citrus and Hernando County. Last year their daughter, Sara, and son-in-law, Nik, told them they would be adopting a sibling group and asked them to return to Gainesville. They have moved back this March, leaving a successful, functioning chapter behind them, and Don now works with the local office here in Gainesville on a part time basis. Don has returned to window cleaning to pay the bills!