Bachelor of Science in television, Film, New Media Production, San Diego State University. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, 2010.
Writer, creator, executive producer NBC Studios, Burbank, California, 1994—1995. Writer, co-executive producer Warner Brothers television, 1993—1997, Universal television, Los Angeles, 1998—1999, Showtime television, Los Angeles, 1999—2001. Writer, consultant producer Paramount television, Hollywood, 2002—2004.
Writer Warner Brothers television, Burbank, 2005—2006. Writer, Sony Pictures, Lifetime television Columbia Broadcasting System television, Los Angeles, 2006—2009, writer, 2007—2008, Studio City, 2008—2009. Adjunct professor Chapman University, Orange, since 2006, California State University, Los Angeles, 2009, guest lecturer, television writing & production Canadian Broadcasting Company television, Studio City California Northridge.
Guest lecturer, television writing & production Loyola Marymount University.
Member Los Angeles Conservancy, since 2005. Member of Academy TVArts & Sciences (Louisiana) (Blue ribbon Panel Emmy awards 1980-1981), Writers Guild America (Los Angeles) (arbitration committee member since 1996).
Married Cynthia Buckner, January 14, 1978. Children: Yale, Patrick.