Bachelor of Science in Geography Planning, Brigham Young University, 1974. Master of Science in Urban Geography, Brigham Young University, 1976.
Planner Orem City Planning Department, Utah, 1974—1975. Assistant planner Sandy City Planning Department, 1976—1977, associate planner, 1977—1979, senior planner, 1979—1984, city planner, since 1984. Private practice Sandy, since 1979.
Member of American Institute Certified Planners (professional development committee Utah chapter 1982-1984).
Married Lorna Marie Morgan, April 24, 1974. Children: Valerie, Suzanne, Rachel, Merlin Jay, Karalee.