Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, 1973. Master of Arts, Brigham Young University, 1977.
Archaeologist Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1975—1977, United States Forest Service, Moab, 1976—1977. Museum curator Edge of Cedars State History Monument, Blanding, Utah, 1977—1981, Pioneer Trail State Park, Salt Lake City, 1981. Museum director Sanford Museum, Cherokee, Iowa, since 1982.
Member Cherokee Adult Education Advisory Board, since 1982. Member of Aurelia Heritage Society (consultant 1983-1984), Cherokee Area Archives (consultant, board directors since 1982), American Association Museum, Mormon History Society, Iowa Archaeol. Society (board directors 1983-1986, treasurer 1986-1987, secretary 1987-1988), Society History Archaeology, Kiwanis (president 1983-1984, secretary 1986-1988).
Married Lucinda Rae Matheny, May 2, 1974. Children: James, Timothy, Aaron, Jon.