Don has spent his career in marketing and communications.  Leading global promotional marketing for a multi-billion dollar brand, he learned the skill of delivering consistent global messages that are relevant to local audiences. During this time he led the entertainment marketing division, managing the development and expansion of strategic alliances with Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks and Fox.  Later he started his own agency handling a variety of marketing clients and projects, eventually selling the agency in 2010.

Born in Germany, raised in California he re-discovered surfing in the late 90′s and has been happy getting wet ever since. If it’s outdoors and involves water, he can easily be talked into doing it, whether it’s wakeboarding, white water rafting, windsurfing and of course surfing a longboard at breaks from Hawaii to Hossegor.