Don Culp

Don Culp attended the Art Center School in Los Angeles, then for a time he thought he might become a popular singer – until an unwillingness to face rejection combined with a lack of talent and the emergence of the Rock Generation to convince him otherwise. Don was the first general manager of The Magic Castle in Hollywood (no, he can’t do any magic tricks) and then spent 46 years with Executive Car Leasing Company before retiring. After the death of his wife in 2010, Don moved to Aurora, Colorado where he has pursued a life of indolence interrupted only by hours spent on the computer and reading his favorite authors, and by the bursts of activity needed to research, write, and present classes for the Academy. He tried never to take life or himself too seriously and injects that attitude into his classes.

Don Culp