Assistant band directors, director orchestras Greeneville (Tennessee) City Schools, 1974—1977. Percussionist, assistant timpanist Knoxville (Tennessee) Symphony Orchestra, 1977—1979. Information systems manager Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, Algood, 1984—1987.
Speech/language pathologist Putnam County Schools, Cookeville, 1990—1998. Clinical supervisor University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1996—1998. Assistant professor Middle Tennessee State University, since 1997.
Commander United States Air Force, 1979-1983. Member Tennessee Air National Guard, since 1984. Member of Council State Association President, Tennessee Speech-Hearing Association (co-chair public school ad-hoc committee, long range planning committee, president-elect 1996-1998, president since 1998, task force on paraprofls.), American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Alpha Psi Omega, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.