Don brings a passion for California’s natural heritage, along with a history of building teams to take on big challenges. As a pioneer in the field of human and social resilience, he has helped city and county governments, military personnel, first responders, corporations, universities, and nonprofits to become more resilient. At Creek Lands Conservation, Don works to build and share understanding about the environmental realities of California’s Central Coast, because communities that are well-adapted to nature are more resilient in every way. Don is a Certified Chaparral Naturalist, and a seasoned volunteer with numerous environmental organizations. He is a serial entrepreneur, a lifelong California resident, a waterman, and a relentless student of nature. Don’s wife Kim is an integrative healthcare practitioner. They can often be found hiking beloved trails, or looking for steelhead in California creeks.