Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Don moved to northern California in 1986, where he finished his education at the the University of San Francisco. His mother, Gerry Willner (an industry leader in her own right) mentored Don starting in 1982, and he has been working in the financial services industry ever since. Don specializes in helping individuals and families get their finances in order and prepare for everything from college funding to retirement planning. Don has extensive experience with Retirement Planning, College Funding, Life and Long Term Care Insurance, as well as Investment Tax Management and Estate Planning Strategies.
In his spare time, Don teaches and trains in martial arts and Krav Maga. In 2018 Don won first place in Self Defense at the Las Vegas World Championships Martial Arts competition. That same year he was awarded his 5th Degree Black Belt. He also facilitates women's self defense seminars for schools, realtors, religious organizations as well as private groups.
Though Don and his wife, Vivian, work together, they also make time to travel the world, visiting such places as the Amazon, Cuba, China, Russia and the Galapagos Islands, just to name a few of the many places they've explored together.