After working four decades in economic development, environmental planning, higher education, and healthcare, Don has turned his attention to using art and writing to bring meaning and creativity to the world. He is the author of sixteen books in the fields of poetry, photography, religion and spirituality, and economic and community development. He holds a doctorate and master's degree in Divinity, a master's degree in Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, and a bachelor's degree in Anthropology. Since 2017, he and his wife Mary have provided complementary medicine and spiritual care services to cancer patients and their families at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center. They live in Geauga County, just outside Chagrin Falls Village.