Bachelor in Geography, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1969. Master of Library Science, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1976.
Chief title searcher Monroe Abstract & Title Corporation, Rochester, 1971-1976. Librarian Buffalo Information Center, 1976-1978. Assistant division head, local history division Rochester Public Library, 1978-1984, assistant head department acquisitions, 1986-1989.
Department head serials and government documents department, since 1989. Software evaluator and purchaser Rochester Public Library, since 1986. Software consultant.
Former member public relations committee Citizens' Advisory Council Northeast District, Buffalo, 1976-1978. Member New York Library. Association (nominating committee section on management information and resource technologies since 1984), Association Record Managers and Administrators, German Genealogical Society of America, National Genealogical Society, Rochester Genealogical Association, Society for German-American Studies, Greater Rochester Track Club, Beta Phi Museum.
Married Deborah Alexis Jop, October 17, 1987.