Student, United States Military Academy, 1977. Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Rutgers University, 1980. Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Northeastern University, 1995.
Communications coordinator Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee, New York, 1980-1981. Director Rainmaker Productions, Boston, 1982-1985. Health promotion manager City of Boston, 1986-1987.
Owner Personal Trainers Strength & Conditioning Consulting, Boston, since 1987, Personal Trainers.com website, since 1995. Consultant City of Boston, 1988-1989, State of Massachusetts, Boston, 1988-1989, Lotus Development Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990-1991, Madison Connecticut Town Employee Wellness Program, Connecticut, since 2006. Member (C.O.R.P.S.) national board Reebok International, Ltd., Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1992-1996.
Articles consultant Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe magazine, since 1995, Men's Health magazine, since 1998.
Executive committee Boston versus Montreal Fitness Challenge, City of Boston, 1989. James Henry Drought collection donated to Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Mugar Memorial Library., Boston University. Member American College Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association (Massachusetts state director 1992-1998, national board directors 1998-2001, task analysis committee since 1992, national conference committee 1993-1995, chairman personal trainer committee 1991, exam development committee, 1994-1998, executive council, state directors committee 1997-1998, job analysis committee, 2007, Challenge Scholarship 1993, State Director's award 1995, Personal Trainer of Year award 2000, Certified Commission award 1993).
Married Sarah Jacqueline Drought. Children: John Carlson, Daisy Stratton.