Don is a 34-year veteran of the steel and piping industries in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, including Refineries, Shipbuilding and Repair, Plant Maintenance, and the Natural Gas Pipeline Installation & Maintenance Industries in union and non-union capacities. He has held multiple plate and pipe welding certifications in steel and high alloys, specializing in SMAW, GTAW and FCAW welding processes on pressure pipe.
Don has been a welding supervisor and company co-owner and is currently a WABO Certified Pipe Welder in SMAW and GTAW, and is an AWS CWI and CWE, and a WABO Certified Welder Examiner. Don holds BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Kansas, an AA in Painting from Johnson County Community College, Kansas, and was the first recipient of the AAS-T in Professional Technical Education at Bellingham Technical College. In addition, Don is an accomplished professional artist and metal sculptor, with work widely exhibited and collected in the Pacific Northwest.
Degrees and Certifications
B.F.A., Painting/Printmaking, University of Kansas.
A.A., Painting, Johnson County Community College.
A.A.S.T., Professional Technical Education, Bellingham Technical College.
Certificate, WABO - Certified Pipe Welder, Certified Weld Examiner
Certificate, ASME/ANSI Certified Journeyman Alloy Pipewelder
Certificate, AWS- Certified Welder Inspector (CWI), Certified Welding Educator (CWE)
Certificate, Navy Certified Journeyman Alloy Pipewelder
Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification