Bachelor of Science in History and English Education, Radford University, 1976. Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Historic Preservation, Mary Washington College, 1982. Postgraduate, George Mason University, 1984.
Certified, University Texas, 1987. Certified in museum management, University Colorado, 1990. Certified, University Virginia, 1991.
Instructor history and English, Lynchburg Public Schools, 1976-1981;
intern, National Museum American History/Smithsonian Institution, 1981-1982;
curator, Manassas (Virginia) Museum, 1982-1988;
director, Manassas Museum System, since 1988. Board directors Manassas Tourism Council. Consultant Borough Gettysburg, Campbell County History Society, Fairfax Museum.
Charter board directors Historic Manassas, Inc. Speaker in field.
Member American Association Museum, American Association for State and Local History, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Southern Museum Conference, Virginia Association Museum (board directors Region 1 North 1984-1986), Preservation Alliance Virginia, Smithsonian Associations, Prince William Tourism Association (board directors).
Married Deborah Ann Manning, February 28, 1976.