Bachelor, Mount Marty College, Yankton, South Dakota, 1979. Master of Arts, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1987.
Archivist State History Society North Dakota, Bismarck, 1987—1988, historian, 2001—2007. Professor history University Mary, since 2007.
Political activist American United Separation Church and State, Bismarck, 2001—2008.
Children: Arlo, Abigail Elizabeth, Aaron Gregory.