Don Van Gilder
Don Van Gilder is a 20+ year Coloradan, currently serving as a Project Manager for Added Value Exteriors in Denver. After earning a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Don started his professional career as a naval officer, leading divisions of up to 150 personnel during several combat operations.
Since leaving the military, Don has proven himself in a variety project management roles in the commercial real estate, energy/renewable energy, and construction industries. Don’s interests are even more wide ranging than his professional background, and he can often be found in the outdoors, including teaching part-time for the Vail Snowboard School.
His love for travel has taken him to over 40 countries, and all 50 U.S. states, culminating in a seven month Colorado-Virginia-Alaska-Colorado trip by camper van, and a 17 month around the world trip, a large portion of it by boat and motorcycle.