Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, December 29, 1948 to parents Henry and Joann Guidry of Jennings, Louisiana. Supervisor Don is married to Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, Presiding Prelate of the Sixteenth Episcopal District which includes Suriname-Guyana, Windward Islands, Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and London. They share family enrichment through their twelve grandchildren.

Supervisor Don is a graduate of Los Angeles Harbor College and the University of California at Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in World History and Political Science. He taught middle school mathematics for one year prior to embarking on a 10-year career as a flight attendant. He flew the islands of the South Pacific for four years.

Don worked for the American Red Cross as the International Representative for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter, reuniting families separated by wars and natural disasters. He is also Red Cross trained and certified in Disaster Services and sees the opportunity to assist the AME Church in developing a disaster recovery program for those islands affected by hurricanes and natural disasters. His expertise was fully utilized due to major hurricanes in the District.

Supervisor Don is recently retired from the United States Army Reserve with thirty-two years of service in the areas of training, personnel, and administration. He has been affiliated with the WMS as an associate member for the past eight years and involved at First AME Church, Los Angeles.