Don started with Terminix 8 years ago after a successful career in the service and retail industries. After spending 11 years with Starbucks Coffee and moving on to work in field and support leadership roles for Target, Nike Retail and Knowledge Learning Corporation, Don decided to join Terminix as the Branch Manager in the Portland, OR market. Don was promoted to the Regional Support Manager in April of 2018 and then into the Regional Director role in February 2019. He leads the Northwest Region for Terminix which covers Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and a small slice of California. Currently, Don oversees 7 branches in those states.
After graduating from the University of Oregon, Don quickly fell in love with the service/retail sector as he began his career with Starbucks Coffee. With both field leadership roles and corporate support roles as part of Don’s experience, he’s been able to gain a well-rounded sense of the needs of the field organizations and is passionate about leading his team as a servant leader. In addition to being absolutely tenacious about achieving aggressive growth performance, delivering world class service and being part of the community in which he works, Don is also very passionate about the development of his team members’ careers.
Don is married to his wonderful wife Jen and has two adult children. His daughter recently graduated from the University of British Columbia and is now living in New Zealand, while his son is a second year student at the University of Portland. Don and Jen enjoy the outdoors, travelling and exploring all the great things that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.