In Don Nedobeck’s words: “I was born with two interests and abilities – art and music. I am not at all tech-savvy or ‘handy’ around the house. In the 3rd grade at Blessed Sacrament School in Milwaukee, the good sister noticed I was drawing instead of doing math. After conferring with my parents and from that time until high school, I attended art and clarinet classes at the Milwaukee Art Museum.” Don completed a few semesters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Marquette. He was a U.S. Navy musician (Admirals Band 7th Fleet), and for the past 50 years, he has participated in art and music festivals.