Bachelor of Science in Architect, Lawrence Technology University, 1975. Bachelor of Architecture, Lawrence Technology University, 1976.
Assessor, West Bloomfield (Michigan) Township, 1976-1978; sales engineer, Unistrut/GTE, Wayne, Michigan, 1978-1981; division manager, Unistrut/GTE, Wayne, Michigan, 1981-1983; branch manager, Unistrut/GTE, San Antonio, 1983-1985; vice president, general manager, Unistrut Corporation, Salt Lake City, 1985-1987; division manager, Busch Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1987-1993; real estate consultant, Century 21 Property Center, Caledonia, Michigan, 1993-1998; project manager, Belfry Development, Grand Rapids, since 1998. Consultant Junior Achievement, Salt Lake City, 1985-1986.
Cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Grand Rapids, 1988-1992. Coach Lamar Park Youth, Wyoming, Michigan, 1990-1993.
Son of Robert Emerson and Isabel Lucinda (Smith) C. Divorced; children: Shannon Marie, Brian James.