Don is a Partner in Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP. He is in charge of the firm's Oil and Gas Industry Services Team, at its Buckhannon, WV office.
Don graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Major in Accounting.
Don is a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGA of WV) and was just elected to a sixth 3-year term on its Board of Directors and presently serves as Chairman of its Tax Committee and as Treasurer. In 1994 Don was awarded the IOGA of WV Distinguished Service Award. He also is a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and presently serves as Chairman of their Tax Committee. He is also a member of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVOMGA) and serves on its Tax Committees. Don is a member of the Southeast Ohio Oil and Gas Association (SOOGA). He was a member of the Board of Directors of Petroleum Development Corporation, a publicly traded oil and natural gas company with operations in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, and the Rocky Mountains, and served as Chairman of its Audit Committee. Don was also named the 2009 Oil and Gas Man of the Year by the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival.
Don has previously served as President of several organizations including the West Virginia Society of CPA's, the West Virginia Board of Accountancy, the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce, the Upshur County Development Authority, Stockert Youth Center, the Buckhannon Rotary Club, and St. Joseph's Hospital Board of Directors. He is currently President of the Foundation for Better Schools in Upshur County, Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the West Virginia Society of CPA's and a member of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy, the Stockert Youth Center and St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. Don was also a member of the Army Reserves and West Virginia Army National Guard for 6 years and attained the rank of SP5.
Don has presented numerous seminars concerning taxation and accounting for the oil and natural gas industry.