Don Swartzentruber is originally from Greenwood, Delaware. He started drawing caricature portraits professionally at the age of fifteen, and continues to entertain in the summer at public events. He studied with Disney animator Milt Neil and was a TV Art Director and computer animator. He earned his undergraduate work at Grace College and an M.F.A in Visual Art from Vermont College of Norwich University. He has exhibited in over 50 museums and galleries nationally and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards for his instruction and studio practice. Swartzentruber has taught at WCHS since 1993. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Grace College. He is married to, Mrs. Christy Swartzentruber (Business/Math Ed Major) , who teaches at Lakeview Middle School. They have two boys that are students in the school system.