While shopping this package to record companies, he became intrigued with the business side of the industry and took a break to finish school (earning an MBA from Harvard). He then dove into the biz world (albeit not the music biz), working at P&G and Microsoft. In 2005 he re-released "Cat's Meow/Falling in Love" as well as nine previously unreleased tunes from 1983, hoping that the CD would spur a musical interest his children.
In 2014 he released a collection of rock instrumentals (“Freedom”) using his full name - Donnie Barren Holtzinger - and left the corporate world a year later. Since then, he’s been spending time surfing & making music (including publishing some never-before-released tracks from 1983-86 on his Garage Tapes EP).