Don was born in Santa Barbara, California and grew up in Hominy, Oklahoma. He graduated from Central State College with a BA in Government. Don received his MSW from the University of Arkansas and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Don is married to Micki Pearson Anderson, who is also a social worker. Don has a son, Jon, and two grandchildren, Sophie and Langdon. Don retired from the State of Oklahoma in 2001 and has been with Community Health OK since July 2006.