Born and educated in Ballarat, Don graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology and political science from the University of Melbourne. Registered to practise in Victoria as an organisational psychologist, Don has run his own successful independent practice for 25 years.
Don became interested in civil celebrancy after writing and delivering the eulogies for his parents' funerals. This profound personal experience led him to become a registered civil celebrant. He is qualified to design and conduct weddings, renewals of vows and funerals.
On the personal side, Don has lived in Ivanhoe for 39 years, is married to Sally and has five sons and five grandsons. He is active in his local community and lists food and wine, reading, travel, jazz and classic cars among his interests.