Don H. Olsen graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Film production and a minor in Political Science and Economics. Olsen served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas. While he was still at BYU Don worked for KBYU-FM as a program production officer. When he graduated he worked as a railroad clerk then as an employee of Geneva Steel. He then truly embarked on a broadcasting career.
Olsen's communications experience ranges from Radio news anchor to TV sports reporter to Communications director for Senator Jake Garn. He ended his 17-year broadcasting career as an Emmy award-winner for KSL and then joined Huntsman Corporation as a corporate vice president, where he was employed from 1988-2006.