Bachelor in History, Lake Superior State University, 1976. Master of Arts in History, Central Michigan University, 1986.
Teacher Rudyard High School, Rudyard, Michigan, 1986. Instructor Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, since 1987. Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1976-1982, with United States Army Reserve, 1982-1997.
Member of OAH, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Margaret Frostman, May 1, 1975 (divorced April 1980). 1 child Benjamin R.