Donald McEwing was born in Yuma, Arizona in 1957. After a year at Pomona College, he graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English Literature, but being practical, took a large number of courses in philosophy, Buddhism, and Hinduism. After a lovely summer in Yellowstone Park, he joined the Air Force and served as a Captain in the Strategic Air Command, and went on to earn an MBA. Several other careers followed, including teaching high school English and Social Studies.
Mr. McEwing currently lives in Tigard, Oregon with his wife and two pugs.