Don graduated from Acadia University in 1984 with his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Within a year, Don began working in the insurance industry and for the past 28 years has assumed the roles of Claims Adjuster, Loss Prevention Representative and Commercial Underwriter; for the past 18 years, Don has been the Commercial Account Manager with Bell & Grant Insurance.

In 1993, Don achieved his Associate Of Insurance Institute designation (CIP) and then completed his fellowship designation (FCIP) in 1996.

Don has been involved in coaching minor hockey for many years and is the past chairman of the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS) annual charity golf tournament committee.

In Don’s spare time, he enjoys time spent with family and friends, playing hockey and golf, skiing and cycling.