Don Knypstra       
President & Founder     
Ridone Inc

Mr. Knypstra is the founder and Executive Director of Ridone Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit organization with the primary goal of providing cosmetology and an apprenticeship program for people with disabilities and their caretakers. Mr. Knypstra is the leading voice in advancing cosmetology services to people with disabilities and under-served communities. He has worked as a stylist and a lab technician with LAUSD cosmetology department. He conducts speaking engagements at area cosmetology and universities on why and how to work with peoples with disabilities. He has also developed a teaching curriculum to teach cosmetologists and students on how to serve people with disabilities. Mr. Knypstra introduced the mobile and stationary salon, the first of its kind, that is specially equipped to serve people with disabilities in Los Anglees and surrounding communities.