Bachelor in Psychology, Houghton College, 1956. Master of Arts in Education, Wayne State University, 1967.
General manager, Golden West Entertainment, Austin, Texas, 1979-1980; commercial development director, Warner Cable, Houston, 1980-1984; vice president, general manager, Advanced Earthstas., Houston, 1984-1986; commercial development manager, Times Mirror/Republic Cable, Phoenix, 1986-1987; commercial development manager, Continental Cable, Culver City, California, 1987-1991; commercial development manager, Colony Cable, Palm Desert, California, 1992-1993; commercial development manager, Comcast Cable, Ontario, California, since 1993. High school teacher, Lake Shore H.S., St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 1961-1979.
City councilman City of St. Clair Shores, 1967-1979. Staff sergeant, United States Air Force, 1959-1966, Michigan.
Married Gertraude Marianne Ritsert, November 23, 1958 (divorced 1976) children: Bruce, Heidi, Michelle, Kerry.