Bachelor of Science in English, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1954.
Departmental editor, Better Homes & Gardens, Des Moines, 1959-1965; editor in chief, Better Homes & Gardens, Des Moines, since 1984; freelance photographer, St. Louis, 1965-1973; editor, Apartment Life Magazine, Des Moines, 1973-1978; editor, Better Homes and Gardens Australia, Sydney, 1978-1980; creative director, Video Public and Magazine Development, Des Moines, 1980-1984.
Founder, Chairman of the Board The Better Homes Foundation, Boston, 1988. Board directors American Committee for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, New York City, 1991. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1954-1959.
Married Gerrianne Beebe, January 4, 1955. Children: Lisa, David, Adam, Sarah.