While earning my Eagle rank in Boy Scouts, I learned an important principle that continues to guide me today. Helping other people and providing for their happiness is one of the most rewarding parts of life. Organizing camping trips as a scout leader became a passion of mine, and I loved how happy we boys were to fish, play flash-light tag, and cook our own food in the great outdoors.
Around that same time, I began spending summers on a small fishing resort in northern Minnesota. I realized I wasn’t half-bad at fishing, and I was soon offering vacationers a magical experience, showing them tricks of the trade and guiding them to secret fishing spots. When we’d return with stringers full of bass, northern pike, or walleyes, the only thing bigger than their catch would be their smiles. As many of our community members can attest, my walleye guide services will continue as soon as the ice is gone! I still love seeing people smile for the camera with their catch.
Managing businesses presented another rewarding endeavor: helping people acquire what they need to be successful. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, I officially began a five-decade professional career. I am happy to have successfully managed retail pharmacies, distribution channels, pharmaceutical manufacturing operations, and medical educational services, and I now offer management and sales consulting to help other businesses thrive. Having led nearly a dozen companies, I understand that success is all about equipping others with the knowledge, resources, and confidence they need to do well.
As I arrived in Loveland 15 years ago, having just “retired” from 100+ annual United Airlines flights for over 20 years, I learned perhaps the most important lesson of all - a principle brought to the forefront of my life as I served as a Sandler consultant. Helping others learn how they deserve to be treated - and how to help others do the same - is by far the most rewarding thing one can do.
My service on the Loveland City Council since 2015 has been my most challenging and rewarding leadership experience. It has required consistent adherence to all of these principles, which drive my personal mission. I start each day by asking, “What can I do today to make tomorrow better?”
Don and Debbie Overcash met at the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy while Don was an adjunct faculty member and Debbie was a pharmacy student. They will be celebrating 47 years of marriage this summer that remains focused on family. David is Danielle’s best big brother, and Danielle is the best sister ever. Both children are married, and they all enjoy the first grandbaby Jasper Overcash. Don enjoys spending time with Debbie hiking, biking, and doing all of life together. Don is often seen with friends stalking walleyes on Boyd Lake or searching for his golf ball at the city courses.