Bachelor in Art Education, Morehead State University, Kentucky, 1983. Master of Arts in Studio Art, Morehead State University, Kentucky, 1993.
Teacher, coach Knott County Central High School, Hindman, Kentucky, 1989—1993, Jenkins Middle/High School, 1993—1994, E. Carter High School, Grayson, since 1998. Teacher Cordia School, Lotts Creek, 1989—1993, W. Brown High School, Mount Orab, Ohio, 1994—1997.
Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician 1st responder Route 377 Volunteer Fire Department, Kentucky, since 1998. Member of National Education Association.
Married Debra Lynn Riley, June 17, 1989.