Graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia 1969 with a B.S. in Agriculture.
Served in the 25th Medical Battalion, 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam 1969-1970.
After service worked for Ciba-Geigy Agriculture Division in various capacities and management positions all over the U. S.
Moved to California in 1984 as Regional Director of Sales, Western Region, for Ciba/Novartis Agriculture Division.
Retired in 1997 and became a Certified Rules Official for the Northern California Golf Association.
Active in Bayside Church, Granite Bay since 1999, and also volunteered as Interview Coach for the Bayside Church Career Coaching program.