Student, Black Hills State College, 1974. AS in Criminal Justice, Sheridan Community College, 1980.
Animal control officer, Gillette Police Department, 1974-1975; police officer I, Gillette Police Department, 1975-1977; police officer II, Gillette Police Department, 1977-1978; police sergeant, Gillette Police Department, 1978-1983; police Lieutenant, Gillette Police Department, 1983-1986; sheriff, Campbell County Sheriff's Department, Gillette, since 1987.
Member Wyoming Committee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Member National Rifle Association (life), Sons of the American Revolution, Wyoming Association Sheriffs and Chiefs (Second vice president), International Association Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs' Association, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, Wyoming Peace Officers' Association, Wyoming Sheriffs' Association, Montana Snowmobile Association, South Dakota Snowmobile Association, Wyoming Snowmobile Association, American Quarter Horse Association, Mayflower Society, Thomas Rogers Society, Gillette Junior Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Shriners, Order Eastern Star, Valley of Orient of Sheridan, Kalif Temple Sheridan.
Married Marjorie Grace Orvalla, February 1, 1985.