With over 30 years in the agricultural business and the cooperative system, Don became the General Manager and CEO of WFC in 2011. Don started his career with local cooperatives as an Agronomist. He then worked into the Energy operations and Energy manager. He worked for CHS covering Washington, Oregon and Idaho as an Energy Sales Representative and advanced to CES Supervisor for the West Region which included 9 western states. Don then moved to western Washington and became the COO for Skagit Farmers Supply. When the opportunity presented itself, Don became the third GM of Whatcom Farmers Co-op, now CHS Northwest.