Bachelor in Journalism, Bachelor in Art, U. Montana, 1970.
Sports writer, Daily Missoulian, Missoula, Montana, 1968-1970; from editor to advertising manager, West Hawaii Today, Kona, 1970-1975; general manager, Byerly Publication, Virginia Beach, 1975-1976; public, Rural Free Delivery Publication, Kaneohe, Hawaii., since 1976. Public Midweek, Sun Press Newspapers.
With Special Forces, United States Army, 1967-1969. Member Hawaii Public Association (president 1987), Shriners (Board of Governors), Scottish Rite (board of trustees), Royal Order Jesters.
Married Karen Sayuri Yamada, July 22, 1991. Children: Sheela Leilani, Shane Alika.