Bachelor in Political Science, Florida International University, 1986. Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Florida International University, 1990.
Head ranger, Chimayo (New Mexico) Scout Reservation, 1971; enlisted, United States Marine Corps, 1975; advanced through grades to sergeant, United States Marine Corps served as special intelligence analyst, Navy Security Group, 1975-1984; retired, 1984; department manager, Lord & Taylor, Miami, Florida, 1984-1986; supervisor intelligence operations specialist, United States Customs Svc., Charleston, South Carolina., 1986-1988; intelligence research specialist, United States Customs Svc., Miami, since 1988. Research aide criminal justice Florida International U., Miami, 1989-1990.
Member Cherokee Tribe, Tallahassee. Assistant scoutmaster Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. Member Non-Commanded Officer Association, Air Smuggling Investigators Association, Order of Arrow (advisor 1990), Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Phi Omega (vice president 1974).
Married Lynn Julia Sanchez, October 19, 1984. Children: Carlos Carranza, Karl Wayne.