Don been playing drums for 52 years ever since he was 13 years old, inspired by drummers of the 60's namely ringo, charlie watts and keith moon. Don entered golden west college in 1975 and began to study music. After graduating with an AA in music he joined the local musicians union and worked for the next 15 years playing with various local jazz/rock groups, during that time he had the opportunity to study with Peter Erskine, a well-known jazz drummer, refining his technique further as well as studying at the Dick Grove School of Music in Hollywood, CA. Don joined The Delta 88s in November of 2008 and enjoys performing with these talented musicians!

Don plays a Gretsch USA Custom drum kit (vintage 2008), DW custom snare, Zildjian K dark cymbals and Vic Firth 5a Wood Tips.