Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1975. Master's of City and Regional Planning, Rutgers University, 1977.
Research associate New Jersey Government Study Commission, Trenton, 1977. Manager general plan program Contra Costa Community Development, Martinez, California, since 1978. With United States Army, 1970-1971, Korea.
Member of American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association.
Married Martha Suzanne Nieman, April 8, 1972. Children: Sean, Patrick, Anne.