AS, Wingate College, 1972. Bachelor of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1975. Master of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1976.
Master of Business Administration, Wake Forest University, 1985.
Environmental engineer North Carolina Division Environmental Management, Raleigh, 1976-1980, Congressional Research Service Sirrine, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1980-1986. Civil engineer Direct Marketing Association Group, Raleigh, 1986-1987. Environmental engineer The Wooten Company, 1987-1988.
Vice president development Redwood Ventures, since 1988.
Major North Carolina Army National Guard, since 1976. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Capital City Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Married Jane Mitchell Robinson. 1 child, Christopher Vance.