Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, Kansas State University, 1973. Master of Science in Science Education, State University of New York, Albany, 1975. Master of Science in Entomology, Kansas State University, 1988.
Science teacher, Unified School District 457, Garden City, Kansas, 1975-1984; biologist, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston, Texas, 1989-1990; environmental resource specialist, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Kearney, Nebraska, since 1990.
Member Society Wetland Scientists, Sigma Xi.
Married Roxanne Laree Chartier, June 9, 1979. Children: Vanessa, Michael, Kristin, John, Benjamin, Heidi.