How do your colleagues describe you?
“Don brings a lot of experience to everything he does. He is listens and works hard to help clients succeed. He focuses on results.”
Why do you do what you do?
“I’ve worked with small businesses my whole life and admire entrepreneurs’ passion, persistence, and courage to take a risk. These qualities make our communities grow and prosper. It’s exciting to work with them as they develop new products, services, and processes. Competing with the “big box stores,” they must continually be innovative.”
Don’s primary background is in accounting and finance. He had a CPA tax and bookkeeping practice for several years. As a community college instructor, he taught classes in economics, accounting, financial reporting, human resources, and banking. He currently teaches QuickBooks, financial, and systems classes to entrepreneurs. Don has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. While a small-town banker, he served on many nonprofit and foundation boards.