Background

Don Burkhalter is an administrative assistant for the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate.

Don joined ORNL in 2022 as an administrative assistant. Prior to joining CCSD, Don served as a Supply and Logistics technician in the Tennessee Air National Guard. Don brings a vast amount of experience in procurement strategies, basic IT skillsets, impeccable customer service expertise, and excellent support for his leadership team. His passion lies in training others and helping build strong teams of highly capable support members to enable the success of our scientific leaders and provide better coordination, development, and professional growth on his journey at ORNL.

When Don is away from the lab, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly, and their two dogs, traveling, enjoying live music, playing drums, and learning to play acoustic and electric guitar along with restoring his convertible Mustang.