Bachelor in Philosophy, Western Washington University, 1980. Bachelor of Education in History and Social Studies, Western Washington University, 1980. Master of Arts in Public History, Portland State University, 1985.
Director Cowlitz County History Museum, Kelso, Washington.
Board directors Cowlitz County History Museum, since 1986. Board directors Clark County Museum, Vancouver, Western Australia, 1985-1986, curator, 1981-1985. Chairman Cowlitz County Centennial Committee, 1986-1989.
Vice chairman Longview (Washington) History Preservation Committee. Member American Association Museum, American Association State and Local History, Washington Museum Association, Rotary International (historian since 1989).
Married Janet Louise Morton, January 23, 1979. Children: Emily Amanda, Cheryl Louise.