Don has been a Shellfish Biologist with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) for 30 years.
In his current role with WDFW, he helps to manage crustacean resources (crab and shrimp) in Puget Sound. Over the course of his career with WDFW, he has also worked on abalone, geoduck, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
He was the WDFW Diving Safety Officer from 1990 until 2009.
Don has authored a number of elementary level children's books on animals and the environment.