Bachelor of Music in Education, Ohio State University, 1979. Master of Music, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1985.
Middle school band director Washington Court House City Schools, Ohio, 1979—1983. Graduate teaching assistant band Bowling Green State University, 1983—1985. Head band director Findlay City Schools, 1985—1989.
Band director The American School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 1989—1991, Hopewell-Loudon Local School, Bascom, Ohio, 1991—1995, Dalat School, Tanjung Bunga, Malaysia, 1995—2000, Grove City Christian School, Grove City, Ohio, 2000—2003, Dalat International School, Tanjung Bunga, Malaysia, since 2003. Worship musician, 1977—2004.
Missionary associate, Malaysian children's school teacher Christian & Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, 1995—2000. Church elder; Sunday school teacher.
Married Valeri Kay Conley, June 21, 1986. Children: Jonathan Michael, Emily Rachel, Elisabeth Anne.