Born and raised in the Philadelphia region, Donovan majored in Music Performance at the University of The Arts and began his career working in broadcast radio. Following his passion for music, he moved to Jersey City to join a local rock band The Milwaukees. Donovan has lived and worked in Jersey City since 2006, and currently resides in the Italian Village neighborhood with his wife and child. Donovan prides himself on customer service, his involvement in the arts and connecting with the community. He and his wife Elizabeth also own and operate Hound About Town and Hazel Baby & Kids, a pet and children's boutique with locations downtown.