In 1982, he was hired to audit Joe Ransome Chevrolet, where he met Darcy Madsen. In 1984, the two were married, and had two children: Donald in 1986, and Petra in 1988. In 1986, he and Darcy started a small mail-order business in collectible American coins.
He and his wife eventually bought a house in Pownal, Maine. By 2006, he had been made a partner at the Benson and Bacon accounting firm, and he and his wife moved into a new house on two acres in Yarmouth, Maine.