Raised on a farm in Saskatchewan, Don’s first major travel off the farm was to Senegal to work on reforestation projects. Upon his return, Don completed degrees in French literature and in international development studies before completing bachelor, masters, and doctorate -level degrees in law with a focus on agriculture and food law. As a lawyer, he has served as law professor, legal advisor to governments and NGOs, administrative judge, and CEO of a national food and agriculture think-tank.
He is thrilled to serve on A Rocha Canada’s Board where he has a chance to see the agriculture, food and environment worlds through a creation care lens. Don and his wife Janet split their time between Ottawa and Vancouver, with one child living in each. Don’s “foodie” family inspires him and so mealtimes are always a great opportunity to discuss the complexities of God’s creation and our role in it.