Bachelor, University Washington, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, University Washington, 1963.
Art teacher, Tyee Junior High School, Bellevue, Washington, 1960-1961; teaching fellow in art, U. Washington, Seattle, 1961-1963; assistant professor, Mills College, Oakland, California, 1963-1968; professor, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1968-1993; professor emeritus, since 1992; director, founder, Centering Elementary School, Arcata, 1974-1981; chair elementary teacher preparation program, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1990-1992.
Founder, director Center Children's Creative Arts, Arcata, 1972-1976. Corporal United States Army Corps Engineers, 1951-1953. Member Gideons International (chaplain since 1989), Veterans of Foreign Wars (chaplain 1987-1992), American Legion (chaplain since 1990, 1st vice Commander 1986-1990), Foursquare International (council member).
Married Kay Eileen Haline Ames, January 7, 1937. Children: Laura, Robin, Rochelle.