Don is from a working class family in the beautiful town of Goderich, Ontario. He was able to translate an absolute lack of exceptionalism in high school into a career that included graduating from the Ivey School of Business, obtained his CPA/CA with PriceWaterhouse and worked for thirty years for the 3M Company in the areas of income tax and pensions. He also owns a company that published the Canadian Tax Planners Newsletter and the Canadian Financial Planner. These newsletters provided tax and financial information to many of the country’s largest businesses and successful entrepreneurs for over three decades. Although he has over thirty year’s experience writing newsletters, he published his first book in 2017 called Retirement Hell –Byproduct of a Middle Class under Siege. His next book which will be released in 2018 is entitled Retirement Hell – Survival Guide for Families and our Country
He volunteers in the community by providing seminars in the areas of estate planning and financial issues facing retired families. He is actively involved in Kidsport Canada which is a charity which raises funds to pay for registration and equipment for children from families facing economic hardships. He is Chair of the London Sports Council and plays an important role in the London Sports Hall of Fame. He was also a founding member of a junior lacrosse team and coached box lacrosse for over a decade.
He currently resides in London, Ontario with his dogs Tessa and Cairo.