Don is one of the seven original Founding Board Members of SASF, which was established in 1993. He has remained an active Board Member since its founding, serving as First Vice President from 1993 to 2011, and as Board President since 2011.
A lifelong resident of Sacramento, Don graduated of C.K. McClatchy High School. He attended Sacramento City College where he received an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Management, and served a term as President of the Jai Chee Chi Club. He also attended CSU Sacramento until he became a business owner in 1971.
Don was the owner of Archway Market in Rio Linda from 1971 to 1982. He went on to work at Wholesale Cash and Carry Foods from 1982 to 2006, serving as a General Manager. He has worked at Calvada Foods since 2006, and continues to work a Sales Representative on a semi-retirement basis since 2014.
Throughout the past 40 years, Don has engaged in service to his community. He is a Past President of the Sacramento Chinese Bowling Club, and the Sacramento Chinese Food Dealers Association. He served as an Inaugural Board Member of the Chinese Community Church Basketball Program, and for the Sacramento Warlords Basketball organization.
Don has been married to his wife, Joann (“Joey”) since 1970, and has two daughters, Michelle (“Mimi”) and Jennifer. He is also the proud grandfather (“Gung Gung”) to three grandsons, Bruce, Cody, and Miles.
In addition to spending time with family, Don and Joey enjoy spending time cooking or enjoying a good meal with friends, and going to the movies. Don is also an avid sports fan, and loyal fan of the Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and San Francisco 49ers. Don remains committed to service through SASF and its focus on the future and opportunities for serving the youth in the community.