Bachelor of Science, Wheaton College, 1965. Master of Arts, American University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Colorado, 1979.
Crew member United States Forest Service, Lakeview, Oregon, 1963. Research assistant American Institutes Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1967-1969. Educator St Albans School, Washington, 1969-1972.
Course instructor, director Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver, 1972-1976. Course director Dartmouth College Outward Bound Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1977-1979. Associate director American Youth Foundation, St. Louis, 1979-1982.
President, Chief Executive Officer, founder National Youth Leadership Council, St. Paul, since 1983. Assistant professor University Minnesota, —, 1984-1997. Education consultant YoungLife, 1976-1978, World Concern, Kenya, Somalia, 1993-1996.
Service-learning consultant Community Service Volumes, London, 1995, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1996, Blandin Foundation, 1998, United States Agency for International Development, Africa, since 1999.
Chair Governor's Task Force on Service, St. Paul, 1988-1993. Consultant President Clinton Transition, Washington, 1992. Member Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service, St. Paul, since 1994.
National delegate President's Summit on Youth, Philadelphia, 1997. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1965-1967, Korea. Member Association Experiential Education (president 1983-1984, Kurt Hahn award 1988), Coalition for National and Community Service (secretary 1997, president since 1998, member grantmakers forum since 1998).
Married Deborah Constance Eng, June 23, 1979. Children: Sarah Elizabeth, Christina Ann, Lauren Marie.