Don Jenkins, JD, SPHR

Vice President HR at Moon Valley Nurseries, CA


An accomplished senior executive and human resources leader with more than 25 years of experience across retail, manufacturing, and service verticals, and a strong HR background with start-ups, non-profits, public-sector, and Fortune 500 companies. I’ve combined my thought leader status in HR with my extensive labor and employment law experience. My broad areas of expertise include employee workforce dynamics, HR solutions, employee relations, leadership development, organizational development, talent management, change management, recruitment and retention, coaching and mentoring, and consultative business partnering.

Skillset & Certifications


Expert in MS Office suite applications; proficient with Adobe suites, a number of HCM/HRIS systems & CRM applications; understanding of virtualization, network security, encryption and backup protocols.


Taught under graduate and graduate level HR classes, and numerous training and professional enhancement classes. Have presented to a diverse range of groups from hourly, to managers, to CEOs.

Team Building

20+ years of experience in talent management consensus building, culture enhancement and developing team work. Worked with small to large groups and organizations creatively and effectively.


Strategic Workforce Planner, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30, Lean Six Sigma

Work Experience

June 2016 – Present

Vice President of Human Resources

Responsible for all HR functions in a mature, multi state, retail and agriculture operation. Optimizing HR processes top to bottom, while implementing new programs, policies and procedures, and training managers at all levels on best practices to improve total operations. Implementing HR best practices; employee relations counseling; HR policy development; management training; total rewards; organizational design; employee recruitment and retention; job description design & management; performance management implementation; HRIS systems; investigations/remedial actions; and all other aspects of HR administration; executive level leadership; ensuring appropriate organizational practices and policies; serving as Subject Matter Expert for EEOC, ADA, FMLA, unemployment, etc.; ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations, and providing employee relations expertise in all four states and all operations.

2014 – 2016

Senior Consultant & HR Business Partner (SPHR)

Worked with small, mid sized, and large organizations to assist them in: outlining, developing and implementing employee relations counseling; HR policy development; management training; candidate and employee assessments and validation; total rewards programs; organizational design; employee attraction and retention programs; performance management programs, and safety programs, and all aspects of organizational management and resource maximization including: Workplace Investigations, Workforce Planning, Compensation, Performance Issues, HR Transformations, Wage & Hour, Statutory Compliance, etc.

2012 – 2014

Director of HR & Operations

Designed, built, and handled all HR and operational matters for high growth technology company. Wrote handbook; Developed and implemented on/off boarding process; Developed comprehensive companywide job description and job evaluation system; Authored, scheduled & performed biannual companywide sexual harassment training program; Implemented DISC profiling; Developed RFP for benefits and secured 30% annual costs savings; Developed BYOD, Vehicle Use, Intern, PTO, and other company policies to improved employee satisfaction & retention.


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR

Juris Doctorate

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

BSBA HR Management