A native of Syracuse, NY, Don Sanford lives in Madison, WI. During nearly three decades at PBS Wisconsin (Wisconsin Public Television) he served as lighting director, production manager, volunteer manager, and occasional on-air host. Don holds a BS in communications studies from SUNY Oswego and an MS from Syracuse University in radio, television, and film.
Captain Don is the author of On Fourth Lake, the Social History of Lake Mendota. LakeMendotaHistory.com He holds a 100-ton Masters License, Great Lakes and Inland Waters. A member of the Mendota Yacht Club and Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club, he spends whatever free time he has racing sailboats and iceboats.