Bachelor, University Colorado, 1973. Master of Arts in Education, Regis University, 1993.
Part time Spanish professor Metropolitan State College, Denver, 1974—1994. Instructor in spanish, history Community College Denver, 1976—1980. Professor Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, since 1980.
Instructor Colorado School Mines, Golden, since 1995. Coordinator foreign languages Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, since 1980, director mexico study program, since 1980. Founder/owner FACIL Language Center, Lakewood, since 1985.
Author: (Spanish-English dictionay) Bilingual Dictionary of Barbarisms, Anglicisms, and Pachuquismos, 1980, (Spanish textbook) Que Maravilla - Me Encanta Aprender Español, 1985, (student's guide for travel in mexico) Mexico es una Maravilla, 1999, (reference book-spanish english) Llévame Contigo, 2002.
Married Deanna Marie Gonzales, May 31, 1985. Children: Francisco Junior, Ricardo, Xochitl, Joshua, Sara Marie, Celia Raquel.