Attended, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1953—1956. Bachelor in Music Education, Wichita State University, 1960. Master in Music Education, Wichita State University, 1964.
Graduate with special honors, Modern School Photography, New York City, 1981. Graduate, New York Institute Professional Photography, 1982. Student, Nikon School Photography, 1980.
Photographer student portraits small studio Brooks Institute Photography, Santa Barbara, California, 1982. Teacher elementary & senior High School vocal music Moscow Public Schools, Kansas, 1960—1964. Junior & senior High School vocal music Sublette Public Schools, 1966—1973.
Salesman, announcer Station-KLEY, Wellington, 1966—1973. Teacher vocal music Jefferson County Public School, Colorado, 1973—1993, instructor photography, dark-room technical, since 1981. Owner, photographer Universal Creations, Arvada, Colorado, since 1979.
Tour guide Coors Brewery, 1958—1975. Director church choirs First United Methodist Church, Wellington, 1958—1975. Choir director Sumner County Community Chorus, Kansas, 1966—1973.
Director prize-winning music groups contests.
Member of National Education Association, Photographers Society America, Wedding Photographers International (Honorary award 1981-1982), Professional Photographers America (2 National Merit award), American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Colorado Teachers Association, Shriners (Denver), Masons (Wellington), Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Nelda Arlene Parker, August 23, 1958. Children: Steven Douglas, Gregory Allen, Kirby Lynn.