Bachelor of Science in Education, Central Michigan University, 1971. Master of Arts in Art with honors, Central Michigan University, 1986.
Art teacher, Bay City (Michigan) Public Schools, 1971-1975; photography instructor, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Schools, 1978-1981; executive director, Oak House Inc., Hancock, Michigan, 1983-1985; executive director, Very Special Arts Michigan, Grand Rapids, since 1986; professor photography, Grand Rapids Community College, since 1987. Director Arts Alive, Grand Rapids, 1988-1991.
Trustee Northoek Academy, Grand Rapids, 1989-1994. Co-chair Upper Peninsula state games Michigan Special Olympics, Hancock, 1984. Member Special Education Advisory Board, Grand Rapids, 1991-1992.
Member Very Special Arts Michigan (president 1991-1993, Michigan Teacher of Year 1996), Michigan Alliance for Arts Education, Michigan Association of Community Arts Agencies.
Married Janet Diane Oord, July 9, 1980 (divorced July 1986). Married Joan Rosasco, August 24, 1991. Children: Samuel Sullivan, Anna Rosa.