As a native of Tennessee, Don attended Herff College of Engineering as well as the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. Don owned and operated a engineering company designing and installing large sound reinforcement systems as part of the commercial contracting industry. In 1983, Don joined the family’s residential construction company Bowden Building Corp. as COO responsible for accommodating growth from constructing 100 single-family detached homes per year and increased that business to over 500 homes per year. The company acquired, implemented and maintained the FAST software solution for homebuilders across our entire organization, as well as an internal Argos CAD department. In addition, the company implemented one of the first “command post” scheduling operations in the country at our construction company and leveraged that to build over 500 homes a year. In March of 1999 the company was sold for $11 million. Since then Don founded a real estate company in operation today and has been an active member of the blockchain community in his town of residence, San Francisco.