Bachelor, Roosevelt University, 1965. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1977.
Supervisor Attleboro (Massachusetts) Mental Health Clinic, 1980-1982, Northland Mental Health Clinic, Grand Rapids, 1982-1983. Social worker Wilder Child Guidance, Minneapolis, 1983-1984. Supervisor Family Service, Milwaukee, 1984-1985.
Senior psychotherapist Mount Sinai Outpatient Clinic, 1985-1986. Psychotherapist Group Health, Minneapolis, since 1986, Family Resources Institute. Senior family therapy trainer Family Service, Milwaukee, 1984-1986, Family Systems Training Association, since 1988.
Served with United States Army, 1960-1962. Member Association Certified Social Workers, Association Health Care Professionals in Clinical Social Work, American Family Therapy Association (charter), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (clinical).
Married Joanne Ryan, July 1, 1963 (divorced August 1971). Married Helga Christine Midelfort, July 5, 1981. Children: Helga Anastasia, Signe Marit.