Bachelor of Science in Professional Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, 1972.
Staff photographer, Chicago Sun-Times, 1972-1981; president, European Beauty Culture College, Phoenix, 1982-1986; owner, Phoenician Grill, Phoenix, 1987-1988; admissions director, Al Collins Graphic Design School, Tempe, Arizona, 1988-1992; staff photographer, Ventura County (California) Newspapers, since 1992.
With United States Naval Reserve, 1966-1968. Member Illinois Press Photographers Association, Chicago Press Photographers Association, National Headliner Club.
Married Heidemarie Mocker, November 15, 1976 (divorced). Children: Christian, Courtney.