Bachelor cum laude, Colgate University, 1975. Master in City and Regional Planning, Harvard University, 1978.
Senior resource planner New York State Commission on Tug Hill, Watertown, 1978—1980. Rural development specialist United States Department of Agriculture, 1980—1982, policy analyst Office of Rural Development Washington, 1982—1984, policy coordinator, 1984—1987. Leadership coordinator National Endowment Arts Design Division, 1987—1992.
Director Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 1992—1995. Policy director American Planning Association, Washington, since 1995. Physical planning coordinator Park Heights Community Corporation, Baltimore, 1986-1987.
Leader Planner Certified Training Program, Washington, 1986-1992. Faculty Mayor's Institute for City Design, Washington, 1989-1990. Program director Your Town: Designing It's Future, 1990-1992.
Lecturer on urban design. Lecturer growth management University Maryland, since 1999.
Member Countryside Stewardship Exchange team, 1993. Vice president Pennsylvania Downtown Center, 1994-1996. Trustee National Center for Heritage Development since 1994.
Member board directors International Land Economic Society. Leader United States/China land use planning exchange, 1998. Fellow American Institute Certified Planners.
Member American Planning Association, Beta Theta Pi, Lambda Alpha International (president Baltimore chapter 1995-1997), Cosmos Club.