Student, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1946. Student, South Dakota School Mines and Technology, Rapid City, 1947.
Sales manager, Black Hills Reptile Gardens, Rapid City, South Dakot, 1949-1954; operator, Colossal Cave Park, Vail, Arizona, since 1956; partner, Station KRNR, Roseburg, Oregon, since 1961.
Member of advisory board Salvation Army, Tucson, 1979-1986. Governors appointee San Pedro Rparian National Cons. Area Advisory Committee, since 1989.
Past president Southern Arizona International Livestock Association, 1987-1988. Board directors Friends of Western Art., Tucson. Co-founder Pima County Parklands Foundation With United States Navy Air Corps., 1944-1945.
Member Mountain Oyster Club (president 1989-1991, board directors 1980-1983).
Married Reta Mae Brockelsby, November 25, 1948 (divorced 1965). 1 child, Joe; married Martha Helen Kuehn, December 10, 1965.