Oklahoma State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1976). University of Oklahoma (Juris Doctor, 1979). Phi Alpha Delta.
Working as a partner of MITCHELL & DeCLERCK, Professional Corporation Admitted to the bar, 1979, Oklahoma, United States. Supreme Court, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and United States.
District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma.
Board of directors Cimarron School, Inc., 1983-1988, Leadership Oklahoma, Inc., 1987-1991, Enid Public School Foundation, Inc., since 1988. President Downtown Enid, Inc., 1984-1988, vice chairman administrative board. Lay leader First United Methodist Church, 1984-1985.
Vice president Executive Committee Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, 1989, board member,1989-. Board of trustees Enid Higher Education Program, Oklahoma, since 1989. Board directors United Way of Enid, since 1989.
Various community activities. City commissioner City of Enid, since 1991. Trustee Enid Municipal Authority, Enid Economics Development Authority, Enid Public Higher Education Trust Authority.
Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Garfield County Bar Association (secretary 1984), Greater Enid Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1986-1989), Rotary (board directors Enid club 1988-1991).
Married Karen Jean Hampsten, August, 1981. Children: Jessica Ruth, Jennifer Helen.