Don has lived in San Luis Obispo, California his entire life. The youngest of nine children, Don first learned to make sausage at the young age of twelve. Eager to learn, he worked with local ranchers in San Luis Obispo and studied their many secrets of sausage making. Don also worked as a meat cutter at a local market for twenty-seven years, amassing nearly three decades of experience in the industry.
Throughout the last eleven years, in the beautiful beach town of Cayucos, California, Don and his wife Juneé have operated a successful barbeque catering business while developing their special sausage recipes that they pride themselves upon.