Don Cygan worked for several years as a newspaper reporter for the Douglas County Daily News-Press. He also freelanced for several local publications. He has a BA in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and a Masters in Communication from DU. A US Army veteran, Cygan, currently works as a history teacher for Douglas County School District. His book, No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne, co-authored with Leo Barron, was published by the military imprint of Penguin Random House.