Don is responsible for the vision, values, and overall strategy of DWO. He organized DWO in 1980 for the sole purpose of developing quality commercial, multi-family, and industrial projects in the Western United States.
Don is a former General Partner of Knott’s Berry Farm, one of the largest amusement parks in the United States consisting of 150 acres located in the heart of Orange County, California. As partner, one of the responsibilities and accomplishments was to broaden the scope of the company and create opportunities for diversification. Don was also the Chairman of Knott’s Berry Farm Foods, Inc., a food production and distribution company making preserves, jellies, fruit syrups and salad dressings.
Don earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California and served his country as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Tim is responsible for the analysis, due diligence, project financing, entitlement, and construction management of DWO’s real estate development projects. He has proved that he has the creative ability and talent to handle sophisticated real estate transactions.
Tim previously served as an airline pilot for American Eagle Airlines, based in Puerto Rico and Dallas, TX. He prides himself with a strong work ethic, uncompromising integrity, and an enthusiastic attitude. Tim graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Aviation Management.
Office/ Business Manager
Janice is responsible for the daily operational support and financial overview of DWO. This includes managing relationships with equity partners and financial organizations. Here role is to assure all aspects of business including accounting, legal filing, and office management are handled ethically and accurately. She has been with the company since 2021.
Owner, A Ziegler Accounting
Aimee is responsible for the daily accounting functions of DWO. She has been in the accounting field since 1986 for a variety of industries including retail, construction, and restaurant operations. Prior to starting her own business, she was the Accounting Manager for the Taylor Companies, a multi-million dollar Finish Carpentry subcontractor, for over six years. She earned her B.A. in Business and Economics at Westmont College