Bachelor of Arts, University Wisconsin,1968, Master of Arts, 1973, Master of Library Science, 1980. Archival assistant/accessioner State History Society Wisconsin, Madison, 1977-1981. Library limnology department University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977-1980.
Conservation/preservation intern Yale University Library., New Haven, 1981.
Assistant curator United States Ship Constitution Museum, Boston, 1981-1982. Archivist Computer Museum, Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1982.
Library/archivist-Peabody Museum of Salem, Massachusetts, 1983-1988. Collection management/preservation specialist Massachusetts Board of Library.
Commissioners, Boston, 1988.
Consultant library, archives, and preservation affairs, 1981.
Archival assistant/accessioner State History Society Wisconsin, Madison, 1977—1981. Library, limnology department University Wisconsin, 1977—1980. Conservation/preservation intern Yale University Library., New Haven, 1981.
Assistant curator United States Ship Constitution Museum, Boston, 1981—1982. Archivist Computer Museum, Marlborough, 1982. Library/archivist Peabody Museum, Salem, 1983—1988.
Preservation specialist Massachusetts Board of Library. Commissioners, Boston, since 1988. Member advisory committee Northeast Document Conservation Center, since 1989.
Preservation advisory committee NELINET, 1991—2000. Member preservation committee New England History Genealogical Society, 1994—2004. Chairman task force theft and mutilation of library and archival materials State of Massachusetts, 1989—1990, chairman task force permanent paper, 1989—1990.
Member Massachusetts Emergency Management Team, since 1996, Massachusetts Inter-Agency Hazard Mitigation Committee, since 1998, Cultural Emergency Management Team, Massachusetts, 2004—2009, Massachusetts Recovery Alliance, since 2008. Executive board (ex-officio) Digital Commonwealth, since 2006. Consultant in field; co-chair Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness, Massachusetts, since 2008.
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Member National Ski Patrol, since 1966. With Devil's Head Ski Patrol, Merrimack, Wisconsin, 1976—1981, regional training advisor, 1978—1981, Nashoba Valley Ski Patrol, Westford, Massachusetts, 1981—2006, training advisor, 1982—2006, Crotched Mount Ski Patrol, Bennington, New Hampshire, since 2006. Instructor outdoor emergency care, since 1988.
Trainer/evaluator Senior Outdoor Emergency Care, 1990—2009, training coordinator, 1999—2002. Trainer/evaluator Senior Ski and Toboggan, since 1995, assistant regional director Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island region, 2005—2007. Teacher Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston, since 1976.
USSF Grade 7 Referee, USSF D coaching license. Archivist Eastern Division National Ski Patrol, since 2008. With USSF Grade 9 Referee Assessor, since 2009.
Fellow: Society of America Archivists, Society Antiquaries of Scotland. Member: Scottish Dance, Cultural and Education Association (board directors since 1987), Massachusetts Board Library. Communications (National Outstanding Commitment award 2008), New England Archivists (president 1995-1996), Midwest Archives Conference, Society of America Archivists (host committee chair 2003-2004, task force on trusted archival preservation repositories 2006-2008, committee on archival facility guidelines 2006-2009), Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Vickery Edith Trinkaus-Randall, May 22, 1976. Children: Jennifer Alison, Christopher Erik.