Bachelor of Science in Science Education, North Carolina State University, 1973. Master Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, 1976.
Assistant director planning, City of Goldsboro, North Carolina, 1977-1985; director planning and community development, City of Concord, North Carolina, since 1985. Committee member Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation, 1980-1985.
Board of directors Concord Downtown Redevelopment Corporation, since 1989. Committee member United Way, Concord, 1988-1989, division director, Goldsboro, 1983. Board directors KeepCabarrus Clean and Beautiful Inc., since 1988, president 1988-1989.
Youth counselor St. Paul United Methodist C., Goldsboro, 1980-1985. Graduate student senator North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1974-1975. Committee member 1st Baptist Church, Concord, 1989-1990.
Board directors Cabarrus Habitat for Humanity, since 1989, vice president, since 1992. Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Society Landscape Architects (merit award North Carolina chapter 1991), American Planning Association, National Trust for History Preservation, North Carolina State University Alumni Association, Concord-Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce.
Married Janet Lee Perry, June 9, 1973. Children: Jocelyn Paula, Jennifer Perry, Johanna Lee.