Bachelor in English with honors, Brigham Young University, 1980. Degree in German, Goethe Institute, Munich, 1981.
Area bureau chief, Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) Reporter, 1981-1984; editor, Crittenden Newsletters, Novato, California, 1984-1985; senior editor, Hall Finance Group, Dallas, 1985-1986; vice president communications, The Myers Group, Dallas, 1986-1987; senior vice president, The Recorp Companies, Phoenix, 1987-1988; senior conference producer, Northwest Center for Professional Education/ Institute International Research, 1988-1990; writer, conference producer, real estate, health care & finance consultant, private practice, Kirkland, Washington, since 1990.
Bishopric council, elder's quorum president, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since 1992, missionary, 1976-1978. Coach Kirkland National Little League, since 1992, Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association, since 1990. Member Fédération internationale de football association/ United States Soccer Association (referee since 1990).
Married Ilene Fluckiger, September 29, 1981. Children: Kristian, Camilla, Sarah, Seth.