Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Midland Lutheran College, 1970. Master of Science in Education, Chadron State College, Nebraska, 1981. Specialist degree in Educational Administration, Chadron State College, Nebraska, 1986.
Superintendent schools Wolbach (Nebraska) Public Schools, 1990—1991. Teacher K-12 music Ansley (Nebraska) Public Schools, 1991—1992. Teacher K-12 music, K-12 guidance counselor Arcadia (Nebraska) Public Schools, 1992—1996.
Insurance salesman Mason City, 1996—1997. Teacher K-12 music, high school principal Elba (Nebraska) Public Schools, 1997—2000. Instrumental music director Elm Creek (Nebraska) Public Schools, since 2000.
Private counselor, Mason City, 1991—2000. Member advisory committee Educational Service Unit 10 Vocational Consortium, Kearney, Nebraska, 1998—2001. Member district music contest committee Nebraska School Activities Association, Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2001.
Member of Nebraska Bandmasters Association, Nebraska Music Educators, Eagles, Lions.
Married Rhonda Marthena Grooms, June 20, 1970. Children: Scott Edward, Kimberly Ann, Laura Marie.