Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Syracuse, 1971. Master of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1973.
Aquatic biologist New York State Department Environmental Conservation, Rome, 1974—1979, since 1983. Fish pond specialist University São Paolo. Peace Corps, Roseau, Dominica, 1979—1981.
Biologist aid National Park Service, Indiana, 1982—1983.
Scoutmaster, assistant scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 55, Holland Patent, New York, since 1995. Building chairman First United Methodist Church, Rome, since 2005. Member of American Chemical Society, New York Chapter American Fisheries Society (environmental concerns chairman 1994—2000), American Fisheries Society (certified fisheries professional 1984).
Married Martha M. Cavanaugh, February 19, 1983. Children: Paul W., Mark A.