Associate of Arts, Santa Monica College, 1972; Bachelor, California State University, Northridge, 1975; certified, California State University, San Bernardino, 1997.
Senior electrical draftsman Hughes Telecomm., El Segundo, California, 1969—1973, electrical designer, 1973—1976, Atomics International Inc., 1976—1981. Illustrator, film and sound operator United States Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1961—1963. Lighting design engineer Epcot Walt E. Disney Enterprises, Glendale, California, 1981—1982, electrical designer Disneyland Anaheim, 1987—1988.
Lighting technician Theater Vision Inc., North Hollywood, 1984. Electrical engineer Tippetts-Abbett-McCarty-Stratton, Los Angeles, 1984—1985. Architect Azarak Corporation, Westlake Village, 1985—1987, Ward Investment Company, Costa Mesa, 1988.
Portrait photographer DeSpain Portrait Service, Milford, Iowa, 1989—1990. Quality assurance Looking Glass Enterprises, Yucca Valley, California, 1990—1992. Caretaker Dusty Rose Ranch, Desert Hot Springs, 1992—1994.
Chemical dependency technician Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, 1994. Architect Department Water Resources, State California, Santa Barbara, 1990. Poet, painter, cartoonist.
Special education resource teacher, 7th grade, 1999-2001. Substitute teacher Palm Springs and Desert Sands Unified School district, 2001-2010.
With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member International Society Poets, Poetry Society American, 521 Studio Washington.
Married BrendaSusan McMonigle, October 1972 (divorced December 1980). Children: Monica Blackhurst, Catherine Spechtenhauser.