Don received his Bachelor of Science in Ecology at the University of Georgia and his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Don has extensive experience in the therapeutic field, working as a group leader and mentor at a variety of programs: a river guide and mentor for The Green River Preserve in North Carolina; a special groups facilitator in Oregon for Cascade Youth and Family Center; a lead ropes course facilitator at Camp Caldera in Oregon; a head guide for Sage Walk Wilderness; a Mentor at North Star in Oregon; and a facilitator/guide for Passage Journeys in Washington.
Don began working at AIM House in 2010. His gathered experience gives him unique insight in working with AIM House participants. Don loves his work because of the connection he gets to build with each participant, and the chance to witness them making new choices and discovering new interests. He greatly enjoys seeing the process of each person creating new possibilities and ways of being in their life and moving into a place they have never known before.
Outside of AIM House, Don enjoys hanging with his kids and partner, climbing, gardening, yoga, alternative/complimentary medicine, qi gong, and of course, perfecting his cannonball from the high dive.