Student, Bluefield State College, 1971.
Salesman, Mutual of Omaha, Hinton, West Virginia, 1970-1979; journalist, Hinton News, 1979-1982; editor, journalist, Hinton News, 1983-1984; editor, publisher, Hinton News, since 1984. Consultant department anthropology U. Kentucky, 1982-1985.
Post president Summers County History Landmark Commission, since 1982. Councilman City of Hinton, 1983-1987, manager park. Chairman history committee National Park Service Task Force, Hinton, 1988-1989.
Chairman Hinton History Landmark Commission, since 1989. With United States Air Force 1966-1970, Vietnam.
Married Kathleen Mosako Kohaya, October 18, 1969 (divorced January 1993). Children: Robert-Victor, Selichi, Gertrude Kiyoko Hancock.