Hometown: Portland, OR
Education: Don graduated from Portland Community College with a two-year certificate in
Certification: Don is an ASE Certified Master Technician and holds a Journey Card from the
State of Oregon Bureau of Apprenticeship.
Worked at Hawthorne Auto since: June 6th, 1994
In the automotive industry since: 1994
Hobbies: Don enjoys reading, music, biking, camping, and hiking
Favorite car: Any 1967-1979 Camaro
Most challenging part of the job: Even though we have the
best information systems available, we occasionally get inaccurate, incomplete
or hard to interpret repair information.
Advice to customers: Besides regular maintenance, you can
make your vehicle last longer by simply using it less. Take advantage of public
transportation. If you’re close enough, consider walking or biking to your