Bachelor of Science, University Colorado, 1980. Master of Education, University Arizona, 1988. Executive fire officer, National Fire Academy, 1996.
Firefighter, Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1986-1989;
fire marshal, Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1989-1990;
Lieutenant, Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1989-1990;
deputy fire chief, Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1991-1995;
fire chief, Wheat Ridge (Colorado) Fire Department, 1997-1998;
performer, Up With People International, Broomfield, Colorado, since 1987;
fire investigator, Castlewood Fire Department, Englewood, Colorado, 1990-1991;
fire chief, Denver, 1993-1997;
with, N Command, Gulf Breeze, Florida. Fire service lecturer, instructor, author, Wheat Ridge, 1989-1998. Board directors Wheat Ridge Fire Department.
Consultant Wheat Ridge, 1989-1998. Consultant Pensacola, Florida, since 1998.
Member national youth committee Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1979. Chairman Easter Seal Society Youth Program, 1980. Chief fire officer Commission on Fire Service Accreditation International.
Member International Association Arson Investigators, International Association Fire Chiefs, Colorado Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, National Fire Academy Alumni Association (florida coordinator Northwest Florida since 1999), Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (officer 1982-1990, director of work Pensacola 2002), York Rite of Masonry, Wheat Ridge Masons (presiding officer 1992-1994), Fire Safety Educators (treasurer 1988-1992), Fire Marshals Association Colorado (Chief Fire Officer 2002), Up With People (Everyday Hero award 2002).
Married Linda Kay Black, September 21, 1991.