Don has been singing, directing, and arranging for a cappella choruses since, well... a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Don and his wife Chris (SHH member and leader) co-directed their a cappella group in graduate school at Cornell University. He joined Jersey Harmony Express, the predecessor of SHH, in 2011 and grew as a contributor with his vocal percussion and arranging skills. As president, Don has led the development of a Music Advisory Board to help set the musical vision as the organization went through a complete transformation to a mixed chorus as “Somerset Hills Harmony”.
Tapping into his contemporary a cappella pedigree, Don stepped up as the interim music director of SHH’s own contemporary a cappella ensemble, The Gold Dynamic.
In 2017, Don and Chris became co-directors of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School A Cappella Alliance, an after-school workshop and performing ensemble for students looking to expand their musical horizons beyond traditional choral music to the world of contemporary a cappella. He has spearheaded SHH’s longtime partnership with the Bridgewater-Raritan scholastic arts community, including the establishment of the annual "Pluckemin A Cappella Festival" held each June.
Don has published more than a dozen contemporary a cappella arrangements, is a published book author and part-time stand-up comedian. Don and Chris have four daughters, two of whom are also part of the Somerset Hills Harmony family. Professionally, Don is an executive with a global marine and offshore e-commerce company.