Licence in Philosophy, St. Francis, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics, St. Louis University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, St. Augustin College, 2005.
Lecturer St. Andres University, La Paz, Bolivia, 1965—1970, dean, geological department, 1970. Co-director San Calixto Observatory, 1965—1970. Head, seismology department South Africa Geological Survey, 1971—1990.
Director South Africa Seismology Network. Deputy director Seismological Center for South American, 1975—1990. President Bolivian Committee Upper Mantle, 1968.
Principal investigator United States Airforce of Science Research. Researcher Carnegie Institute of Washington.
Republican National Seismological Center, South Africa. Member of Bolivian Academy of Science.
Married Greta Mar Ovsthvizen, February 15, 1975.