Bachelor of Music, California State University, Fullerton, 1982. Master of Music, University North Texas, Denton, 1988. Doctor of Museum Arts, University North Texas, 1998.
Lead logistics engineer Texas Instruments/Raytheon, McKinney, 1988—1998. Sole proprietor Buckthorn Studios, Denton, since 1998. Managing editor, owner Buckthorn Music Press, since 1999.
Lead sound engineer, owner Buckthorn Records, since 1999. Founding writer, owner Buckthorn Books, since 1999. Player, production staff Denton Community Theatre, 2000—2001.
Concert office manager College of Music, University North Texas, Denton, since 2000. Team member Judean Desert Exploration and Excavation Project, Qumran, Israel, 1989. Adjunct instructor music and culture of China, Panchiao, Taiwan, 2001.
Website editor buckthornstudios.com, since 1999. Lecturer in field; adjunct instructor music history North Central Texas College, since 2006. Served in Persian Gulf War.
Sponsor World Vision, since 1980. Member Greater Denton Arts Council. Member of American Society of Composers, Music Public Association, International Computer Music Association, Society Music Theory, International Alliance for Women in Music, Electronic Music Foundation, Denton Literature Society, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, American Music Center, College Music Society (board directors South Central chapter since 2001, national advisory committee for composition since 2006), National Association Composers (life), Pi Kappa Lambda (officer Alpha Alpha chapter since 2002), Sigma Alpha Iota (life).