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was born in 1955 in the province of Nova Scotia which is on the
east coast of Canada. He graduated from high school and took a two
year diploma course in Radio & Television Arts at Confederation
College in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
After graduating from college, he was employed by CKPR / CFRD
television in Thunder Bay for 3 1/2 years in their videotape and
master control operations. In 1977 he obtained employment in
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) and has been employed at a broadcasting
station there since then. Up until 1998 he was working in the
videotape and master control center. Most of the computer software
used in those locations during the later portion of that time was
written by him.
Since 1998 he has been
involved with news editing and live newscast playout
co-ordination. He's written two manuals on the video server and
automation system that was introduced and installed in 2000 and
those manuals have now been forwarded and in use at several
locations in Canada as well as several places in the United
States. He holds an amateur radio certificate.
Donald's father was a WWII veteran and had worked for the Nova
Scotia power company in his earlier years following the war, in
his later years he ran a poultry warehouse.
Donald is married and has 3 children.
Donald is mostly self-taught, and understands most all electrical
wiring procedures in the context of a residential setting. There
are very few things that he can't wire. He has done most of his
own automobile repairs including replacing a rack and pinion
steering which as a DIY'er saved him a lot of money, although
mobility issues in recent years makes that more difficult now.
Drawing on that knowledge he joined up with another person to
previously co-author self help home improvement websites which
become one of the most popular websites on the web.
Up to his mid twenties he was as able bodied as anyone. Since the
start of the 1980's have experienced a gradually decreasing in
mobility / walking ability that has slowly degraded over the last
30 years. Today he has limited walking ability, and use a cane /
wheelchair and scooter to get around.
He enjoys travel and in 2010 founded 'Travel with a Disability' in
hopes that it will too become the one stop website for information
for the disabled traveler that would be from a disabled person's
In 2012 he retired from a almost 38 year career in the operation
side of television broadcasting.
The previous websites he created and co-authored...
These 2 sites where sold in 2007
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