Donnie, an Erie native, attended Glenwood Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School and Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy (all Erie Public Schools) before graduating from West Virginia University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communications.
Upon graduation Donnie commissioned as a public affairs officer in the United States Air Force after his completion of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. During his five years in the military, Donnie was a public affairs officer for two, and an instructor at Officer Training School for three. While in the military Donnie also earned his Master of Science degree in leadership from Grand Canyon University.
After his years of service Donnie moved home to serve his community as the Edinboro Community Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA for seven months before beginning his current position as Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Outside of the office you can find Donnie seeking new adventures, traveling to all 50 states, working out, listening to music or playing with his dog, Daisy Mae.