Associate of Arts, Eastern Arizona College, 1960. Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1965. Postgraduate, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1967.
County executive director agriculture stabilization and conservation service United States Department Agriculture, Clayton, New Mexico, 1968—1975. Range conservationist United States Forest Service, Luna, since 1975, Equal Employment Opportunity counselor, since 1978.
Active Boy Scouts American, 1952—1958, Junior Chamber of C., 1970—1975. Board directors Reserve Indiana School District New Mexico, since 1975. Bishop Member Latter Day Saints Church, since 1978.
Member of National Rifle Association, New Mexico Association County Office Employees (president 1973-1974), Stockman's Club, Lamba Delta Sigma.
Married Linda Carter, September 2, 1965. Children: Karyn, Maverick, Jonna, Sherra, Carter, Casey, Trym, Heath, Brock, Vince.