Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University North Carolina, 1974. Master of Business Administration, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1978.
President, Falkner Enterprises, Inc., Henderson, North Carolina, since 1990. Fundraising director Green Peace International, Inc., Amsterdam, 1980-1993, board of directors, Washington, 1980-1993, president, 1982-1993. Founding member GreenpeaceGermany, Hamburg, 1980-1993.
Chairman of the Board Greenpeace Ireland, Dublin, 1991-1992, Teleco Prodns. Ltd., Birmingham, England, since 1993. Board directors, treasurer Executive Committee World Fundraising Council, Washington, 1992-1996.
Fundraising consultant People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, Bethesda, Maryland., 1981-1995, World Cancer Research Fund, Washington, 1988-1995, Inter Europe Besloten Vennootschap, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1992-1995, Habitat for Humanity, Americus, Georgia, 1992-1995, Special Olympics, Washington, 1993-1995, Christian Relief Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, 1993-1995, Delphi Communications, Desloten Vennootschap, Haarlem, 1995.
Volunteer fundraising consultant. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, European Association Senior Citizens (founder, director 1994), DMA Non-Profit Council.