Bachelor in Environmental Studies and Biology, University California, Santa Cruz. Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University California, Santa Cruz, 1991.
Editor Addison-Wesley Public Company, 1985—1986. Principal, sole proprietor EditCraft Editorial Services, Grass Valley, California, since 1991.
Member, board directors Foothill Country Dancers, Nevada City, California, 2001. Member of Bay Area Editors' Forum, National Association Science Writers.
Married Lisa Frankel, January 2002.