Bachelor, Portland State University, 1975.
Intern curator, Clatsop County History Society, Astoria, Oregon, 1979-1980; director history services, Benton County History Society, Corvallis, Oregon, 1980-1983; director, Douglas County Museum of History and National History, Roseburg, Oregon, since 1983.
Member Roseburg City Council, 1987-1990. Vice chairman Roseburg Visitors and Convention Bureau, 1986-1988. Board directors Eliot Institute, 1989-1992.
President Umpqua Community Development Corporation, since 1991. Candidate for Oregon House of Representatives from district 45, 1992. Chair Douglas County Democratic Central Committee, 1992-1994.
Delegate Oregon Democratic Party Central Committee, 1992-1994. Executive committee Oregon Democratic Committee, 1992-1994. Councilor Oregon State Housing Council, since 1994.
Member Oregon Cultural Heritage Tourism Task Force, since 1995. With United States Navy, 1969-1971. Member American Association for State and Local History (awards chairman region 11 1987-1989, national chairman awards committee 1990-1992, national co-chair member task force since 1994, member board directors 1980-1985, 94—), Southwestern Oregon Visiting Association (president 1989-1990), Oregon Museum Association (president 1982-1984, editor Dispatch 1980-1982), Clatsop County History Society (life).
Married Emily A. Dana, June 17, 1979 (divorced April 1985). 1 child, Katherine Elizabeth. Married Shannon Lee Applegate, August 17, 1985.
Children: Jessica, Colin, Ione, Max, Edane.