Bachelor in Accounting, Loras College, 1973. Master of Arts in Museum Studies, State University of New York, Cooperstown, 1979.
Executive director National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque. Director museum Dubuque County History Society, Iowa, 1977. Co-founder Woodward Mississippi Riverboat Museum, Dubuque, 1979.
Member of Rotary Club.
Married Katherine Mary Fischer, October 6, 1973. Children: Rebekah, Jason, James, Elizabeth.