Bachelor in Education, Pacific Lutheran University, 1961. Master of Science in Teaching, University Puget Sound, 1968.
Teacher physical science, general mathematics, algebra, geometry, Gault Junior High, 1961-1971; teacher geology, biology, oceanography and forestry, Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Washington, 1971-1992; chairman industrial arts department, Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Washington, 1971-1992; owner, Olympic Sprinklers, since 1973. Hunter education instructor Washington Department Wildlife, 1983-1987.
Ski instructor Ski Professionals, Inc., 1969. Coach Gault Junior h.S., 1961-1971. Junior varsity baseball coach Lincoln High School, 1971-1973, assistant football coach, assistant track coach, 1974-1979.
Advisor Future Farmers American, 1980-1992. President Tacoma Northwest Camp of the Gideons, International. Member National Education Assn, Washington Science Teachers Association (recording secretary), Washington Education Association, Washington Vocational Association (Outstanding Vocational Technology Project, 1992), Washington Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association, Tacoma Association Classroom Teachers.
Married Elizabeth Ann Bartleson, December 23, 1966. 1 child, Kirk Donald.