Associate in Education and History, Abraham Baldwin College, 1974. Bachelor of Science in Education and History, University Georgia, 1976. Master in Recreation and Parks Administration, Clemson University, 1981.
Director trail camp Goshen (Virginia) Scout Camps, 1975-1979. Teacher history and geography Waycross (Georgia) City Schools, 1976-1978. Instructor graduate students Clemson (South Carolina) University, 1978-1979.
Outdoor recreation planner National Park Service, Atlanta, 1979-1981. Historian Cumberland Gap National History Park, Middlesboro, Kentucky, 1981-1985. Superintendent Moores Greek National Battlefield, Currie, North Carolina, 1985-1989, Andersonville (Georgia)-Jimmy Carter National History Sites, since 1989.
Adjunct faculty Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, 1983-1984, University North Carolina, Wilmington, 1987. Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1987, commanding officer Surface Deployment Distribn. Command, Richmond, VA.
Scout master troop 231 Boy Scouts American, Americus, Georgia, 1994. Teacher Sunday school 1st Presbyterian Church, Americus, since 1991. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, since 1987.
Member Sumter Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1992), Americus Rotary Club, Burgaw North Carolina Rotary Club (board directors 1988, 90), Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1989).
Married Deborah Anne Beverly, August 21, 1976. Children: Cynthia Beverly, Joseph Holdren.