Bachelor, San Diego State University, 1987. Master of Fine Arts, San Diego State University, 1992.
Columnist Times Advocate, Escondido, California, 1992-1995. Lecturer California State University, San Marcos, since 1995. President California Poets Schools, 2002—2006.
Editor Ice Drum, 2001, Classrooms Poets, 2003, Driven into Shade, 2003, Light in All Directions, 2009. Adjunct instructor Palomar Community College, San Marcos, since 1992. Poet teacher, board directors fair committee Border Voices, San Diego, since 1993.
Member speaker's bureau California State University, since 1996.
Football coach Young Men’s Christian Association, Escondido, 1997, 99. Board member Valley Center Pop Warner. Member California Poets in the Schools (area coordinator San Diego County chapter 1999-2000).
Married Andrea Susana Rodriguez, May 28, 1983. Children: Jesse Dylan, Keaton Taylor, Rafael Benjamin.