Donald Wayne McFarland graduated from Magoffin High School in 1987 and went on to pursue his Undergraduate degree at Morehead State University. In 1994, he completed his law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and soon after began his practice of McFarland Law Office. From 1999 to 2006, Don served as the Magoffin County Attorney.
Other than his time away at school, Don has been a proud resident of Salyersville and enjoys being an active member in the community. He is a member of the Burning Fork Community Church and the Salyersville Masonic Lodge #769. Don has also coached the local little league and Cal Ripken youth baseball teams on and off for over 15 years.