Don is currently the Reeve of the RM of Saltcoats No. 213.
Don and his family live on the same farm his grandparents homesteaded in 1887. It is interesting to note that Saskatchewan's first rural municipalities were created at about the same time. Having attended country school for grades one through eight, and completing high school in Bredenbury and Saltcoats, Don began farming full-time in 1964. By 1968, he had established a partnership with his father that expanded in 1980, when his brother joined and again in 1993, when his son joined.
His involvement in local government began in 1980 when he was elected councillor for the RM, and currently, he is the reeve of the RM of Saltcoats No. 213. He was elected Sub-Unit Representative for SARM in 1986; a position he held until the structure was disbanded in 1994. At that time, Don ran successfully for the position of Director for Division 1. One of his main responsibilities on the Board revolves around environmental issues.
As is the case with most rural people, Don remains active in his community and church serving in various capacities.
Don and his wife, Joanne, were married in 1970, have raised a son and a daughter, and have four grandchildren.
Don represents SARM on the following committees: