Don started his magic career in the late 60's working at the Yogi Magic Mart in Baltimore MD, his home town, owned by the notable Phil Thomas. From there he moved to side shows and later he was inducted by David Walker as svengali pitchman. Don has worked as pitchman for more than 30 years and is considered the best svengali pitchman alive today.
The svengali pitch was originally created by Mickey MacDougall in 1935. In the 1940s S. David Walker learned the pitch directly from Mickey. And Don learned the pitch from David. Don is therefore in the direct line of the svengali pitch ancestry.