Bachelor of Science in Math, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Bachelor in Spanish, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1963. Bachelor in Professional Arts with distinction, Art Center College Design, Los Angeles, 1967.
Storybd. artist, movie artist, local 790 Illustrators & Matte Artists, Los Angeles, since 1967. Art gallery owner D. J. N. Studio Art Gallery, Bellflower, since 1974. Art director Art Director's Guild Local 876, Los Angeles, since 1999.
Artist, art sales and contributions to cal arts school Disney, Burbank, California, 1971—1974. Member art, movie making seminars Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1985. Artist, 3 mural paintings for Euro Disney, France, Burbank, California, 90.
Weatherman Air Force Reserve United States Air Force, 1965-1977, Texas, California.
Member of Art Director's Guild (member 2001-2010), Academy Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences 1996—2010.
Married Diana M. Rivas, November 22, 1958. Children: Joel Marc, Lawrence Edmond, Cynthia Ann Santos, Laura Lisa Wells, David J. Junior.