At-large Board Member
Don is retired from the National Park Service. While Superintendent of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, he oversaw three decades of restoration, development and preservation at the park. He is the recipient of the Stephen T. Mather award from the National Parks and Conservation Association for outstanding stewardship and defense of the National Parks. Born in Napa, California, he joined the National Park Service in San Francisco as a park planner working on development of park and wilderness proposals in the west and southwest. After a move to the Seattle office, he worked extensively in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska on new park area studies for legislation. He shared in a Presidential Design Award for the planning of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Don earned a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from Utah State University and a master of landscape architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. During his extensive career, Don has fostered partnerships that support protection of resources through stewardship and environmental educational programs. He is concerned about loss of wildlife habitat.