Don Rohrbacker grew up in Lake Oswego but finished his education in Southern California.
He received a MFA from USC in set design. After college he worked as a Scenic Artist [IATSE 816] and set designer.
Since painting and designing is a freelance job, Don sought steadier employment though work for suppliers, including:
Olesen Lighting, then a major retailer for both expendables and custom installations, with clients throughout the country.
LTM Corporation of America, where Don was first the Product Manager for the Pepper line of small Fresnels. He later became the Western States Sale Representative of their entire line of lighting–at that time LTM was a leader in HMI lighting for motion picture production. In this capacity, Don traveled the western states forming lasting relations with most of the leading rental houses and crew members. During that time Don also developed close relationships with other major vendors such as: Matthews Studio Equipment, Arri, Lee Filters, Kino Flo and American Grip Equipment.
After Don’s daughter was born, he moved back to Portland and has