Associate of Arts, Los Angeles City College, 1952. Bachelor of Science, University Southern California, 1962. Master of Science, University Southern California, 1965.
Design engineer Weber Aircraft Company, Burbank, California, 1955—1956, Marquardt Aircraft Corporation, Van Nuys, 1959, North America Aviation, Canoga Park, 1959—1961. Senior design engineer Rocketdyne division North America Rockwell, 1961—1965. Member technical staff Rocketdyne division Rockwell International, since 1965.
President Peace Lutheran Church, Los Angeles, 1969—1972. Vice president Latvian Welfare Association Southern California, since 1970. Chairman board Latvian Community Center Southern California, since 1978.
Board directors Baltic American Freedom League, since 1981. Served with United States Air Force, 1948-1949.
Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft- und Raumfahrt, Society Professional Industrial Engineers, Latvian Engineers Association, Latvian Community Club.
Married Klitija Pilmanis, April 5, 1953. Children: Lija, Nora, Valdis.