Associate of Arts, Kaskaskia College, 1969. Postgraduate, Southern Illinois University, 1971.
Microbiologist technician, Hollywood Brands Candy Company, Centralia, 1971-1974; chemical technician, General Tire and Rubber Company, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1974-1976; insurance adjuster, Economy Fire and Casualty, Freeport, Illinois, 1976-1978; insurance broker, Clinty County Insurance, Carlyle, Illinois, 1978-1981; insurance broker, Gansauer Insurance, Xenia, Illinois, 1981-1985; insurance agent, Country Companies, Centralia, 1985-1989; special agent, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Centralia, since 1989.
Member National Association of Life Underwriters (National Quality award 1981), Optimist.
Married Donna Kay McGrew, December 21, 1985. Children: Ryan M., Dustin D.