Bachelor in Zoology, University South Dakota, 1969. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, South Dakota State University, 1977.
Chief pharmacist, Lewis Drug, Rapid City, South Dakot, since 1983.
Finance director Abournerk for Congress, Rapid City, 1969-1970, Abournerk for Senate, Sioux Falls, 1971-1972. Member South Dakota House of Representatives, Pierre, 1973-1974. Member executive board directors South Dakota Democratic Organization, Pierre, 1974-1984, finance director, 1970-1971.
Delegate Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, 1984, South Dakota Democratic Convention, Pierre, Mitchell, and Aberdeen.
Married Katherine May Kirkbride, September 3, 1975 (divorced June 1981).