Don moved to Lakeland from Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania and has lived in this beautiful city for 26 years.
His involvement with VISTE began when he joined Leadership Lakeland and attended an event called “All About Lakeland,” which educates members about non-profit organizations in the community. After listening to Alice O’ Reilly talk about VISTE and their services, he immediately became intrigued by the organization and gave her a call.
He got involved in VisteBall and soon became a board member. He loves that VISTE even treats his parents, whom are in their 90’s, as if they are family. VISTE held out a helping hand by donating a wheelchair his mother, and also delivering birthday cakes to their door every year.
Outside of VISTE, Don is the owner of two Beef’ O’ Brady’s restaurants and the new Beef’s Express in Lakeside Village.
What many people may not know about Don is he is also a lead singer at his church!