Don is fairly new to musical theatre having first been introduced to it back in 2016 when his partner, Tia, took him to see Oliver! which was produced by Upper Hutt Musical Theatre, and which she was heavily involved in as Production Manager. He loved it so much he bought the last ticket left for the last show, the following night. Since then he has had to endure being the partner of a theatre person, so eventually offered to help out in any way he could.
He has been a regular contributor to working bees at UHMT and is always prepared to lend a hand wherever it is needed. Even his 3 young children come along to help out.
At the 2021 AGM, it wasn’t until after the meeting that he told his partner “perhaps I should have volunteered for the committee?”
Outside of his family and the theatre, Don works as an installer/labourer for Warner Fencing.