Associate of Arts, Kaskaskia College, Centralia, Illinois, 1974. Bachelor, Eastern Illinois University, 1976. Master of Arts, Eastern Illinois University, 1978.
Legislation staff consultant, Illinois Senate Republican Staff, Springfield, Illinois, 1978-1982; legislation liason, Illinois Department Energy and National Resource, Springfield, 1982-1983; assistant to director, Illinois Department Energy and National Resource, Springfield, 1983-1984; director governmental affairs, Illinois Department Conservation, Springfield, 1984-1987; house liason for government, State Illinois, Springfield, 1987-1989; assistant to governor, State Illinois, Springfield, 1989-1990; executive director, Nature of Illinois Foundation, Chicago, 1990-1995; executive director, Illinois Conservation Foundation, Chicago, since 1995. Member Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, since 1990. Member open lands project Nature of Illinois Foundation.
Member Chicago Society Association Executives, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, Eastern Illinois U. Alumni Association (board directors 1983-1986), University Club, Lambda Chi Alpha-Phi Alpha Zeta (board directors alumni corporation since 1988, Outstanding Alumnus award 1980).