Bachelor of Arts in Radio-television Production and Management, San Francisco State University, 1956. Postgraduate, San Francisco State University, 1956—1957. Certified, International Business Machines Corporation Management School, 1967.
Junior writer Station KCBS, San Francisco, 1952—1954. Associate producer, director Ford Foundation television Research Project San Francisco State University, 1955—1957. Crew chief live and remote broadcasts Station KPIX-television, 1957—1959, director air promotion, writer, 1959—1960.
Public relations manager Station KNTV-television, San Jose, 1961. Manager radio and television promotion Seattle World's Fair, 1962. Manager public relations and promotion Seattle Center, 1963—1964.
Director public relations Dan Evans for Governor Committee, 1964. Proprietor, manager Leonard J. Hansen Public Relations, 1965—1967. Campaign manager Walter J. Hickel for Governor Committee, Anchorage, 1966.
Executive consultant Governor Alaska, Juneau, 1967. General manager Northern television Inc., Anchorage, 1967—1969. Vice president marketing Sea World, Inc., San Diego, 1969—1971.
Editor, public Senior World Publications, incorporated, 1973—1984. Chairman Senior Publications Group, 1977—1989. President, editor-in-chief WriteRight, Inc., 1999—2008.
Panelist public affairs radio programs, 1971—1992. Lecturer journalism San Diego State University, 1975—1976. Speaker, marketing consultant to senior citizens, 1984—1992.
Chairman Mature Market Seminars, 1987—1990. President, public Mature Market Editorial Services, 1991—1998. With United States Army, 1953-1955.
Delaware White House Conference Aging, 1981. Member Mayor's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee Aging, San Diego, 1976—1979. Founding member Housing Elderly and Low Income Persons, 1977—1978.
Vice chairman Housing Task Force, 1977—1978. Board directors Crime Control Commission, 1980. Member of American Society Aging, National Society Newspaper Columnists, American Society Journalists and Authors, National Press Club, San Diego Press Club (Best Newswriting award 1976-1977, Headliner of the Year award 1980), Society Professional Journalists (Best Investigative Reporting award 1979).
Married Marcia Ann Rasmussen, March 18, 1966 (divorced). Children: Barron Richard, Trevor Wilder.