Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Montana State University, 1961; postgraduate, Montana State University, 1976-1984; Master of Engineering in School Administration, U. Montana, 1965.
Band director, Hinsdale (Montana) Public Schools, 1961-1962; band director, Medicine Lake (Montana) Public Schools, 1962-1963; principal, Arlee (Montana) Elementary Schools, 1963-1967; principal, Belgrade (Montana) Elementary Schools, 1967-1969; superintendent, Harrison (Montana) Public Schools, 1969-1972; superintendent, Heart Butte (Montana) School District #1, 1972-1976; graduate assistant, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1976-1978; assistant superintendent, Wallace (Idaho) School District #393, 1978-1979; superintendent, Wallace (Idaho) School District #393, since 1979. Adjunct instructor Lewis and Clark College, Lewiston, Idaho, 1962-1984.
Chief organizer Heart Butte television Translator Project, 1973. Comptroller Water Users Association, Heart Butte, 1974. Member consolidated task force State Department Education, Boise, Idaho, 1988.
Member county census committee, Wallace, 1982. Member American Association School Adminstrs., Idaho School Supts. Association (region I president 1983-1985, board directors 1983-1985), Phi Delta Kappa, Rotary (president 1985-1988), Elks.
Married Saysha Valoff, November 6,1993. Children: Shawna Estill, Lani Bertino.