Donnie Yates is the Maintenance Supervisor at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. He is a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and has lived in the Garden Creek area since 1971. He attended Vansant Elementary School, Garden Elementary School, and Garden High School and also attended Southwest Virginia Community College. Donnie worked in the automotive industry for 28 years.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for 31 years and have two grown children.