Don McFarland joined NSF in 2014 as the Technical Lead for the aerospace management systems certification schemes. He holds credentials in auditing all of the schemes' standards and assists the committees responsible for their upkeep. His background is in electronics and contract manufacturing; he worked as a quality systems director for 10 years, serving medical and aerospace customers around the world. Prior to that, he worked as a quality engineer for a commercial goods manufacturing organization. Don hails from Northern Utah, where he lives with his wife and four kids. He has 20 years of experience as a firefighter/EMT for various local agencies. In his spare time, he coaches youth ice hockey and enjoys camping with his family.