Previously, Don enjoyed a successful entrepreneur career as owner, executive and employing yacht broker where he specialized in worldwide export and foreign currency purchases.
Don is a retired US Marine and served in numerous duty stations including command of four embassy security detachments in high tension areas in Africa and Europe along with combat deployment to Somalia. Don is also a military combat correspondent holding certifications as a print, broadcast and photo journalist. Reaching the highest enlisted rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant, Don served as the Public Affairs Chief of the Marine Corps where he managed an entire occupational field from the Pentagon.
Don graduated with honors in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
I am a Licensed REALTOR with Realty 320 who has lived in the Orlando area for over 40 years. Having designed and built two custom homes, I really enjoy working with buyers who are using local home builders on new construction homes. My specialtes include lakefront and investment properties. I am also Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce and am a former board member of St. Cloud Chamber. Foundering and current member of The Influencers BNI, I strive to help grow local businesses through relationships and referrals. I have been married 33 years to Chuck Byrge, a Captain for Southwest Airlines; together we have two adult sons and 2 grandchildren. Call me for a no-pressure consultation.
Gary Salzman handles litigation, mediation and arbitration for business, real estate and employment disputes. (www.orlandolaw.net) He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar and is a "Master" and former president of the George C. Young American Inn of Court. Gary Salzman is also a certified circuit civil and appellate mediator and a qualified arbitrator. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's employment, commercial, and financial arbitration and mediation panels. He serves as a mediator, arbitrator and private judge for business, employment and real estate disputes.
Proffesional History: Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission-Sr. Director-Headquarter Recruitment, Bio-Tech & Life Science Development, Osceola County& Four County Region; Florida Film & TV Commissioner; Florida Economic Development Council-Regional Director/ Two FL Regions; Co/Founder-Highlands County 'Council of 100'; IDA Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Secretary for Orange & Osceola County, Fl; CEO of three Florida Chambers of Commerce.
*Economic Development-IEDC *Chamber of Commerce-IOM
Heart of the Image ~ from my heart hounds to the pets of your heart! I have been a lifelong pet owner - cats and dogs. Currently I share my home with Piper, an Irish Wolfhound and registered pet thereapy dog. I interact with your pets to make them comfortable, having fun, and thus, allowing me to capture their seriousness and their playfulness. I also do head shots for Humans, Event Photography, Business Marketing and Social Media stock images. Contact me to set up a consultation to discuss your photographic needs.