Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics with honors, University Wisconsin, 1977. Master of Science in Geology, University Wisconsin, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Geology, University Alaska, 1994.
Petroleum geologist Atlantic Richfield Company Oil & Gas, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1981-1983, Atlantic Richfield Company Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, 1983-1987. Geologist, director Division Oil & Gas, State of Alaska, 1988—2005. Director United States Geological Survey, United States Department Interior, Reston, Virginia, 2006—2009.
Lieutenant United States Air Force, 1979-1980. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists (delegate since 1992), Alaska Geological Society (vice president 1993, member board directors 1993-1995), Society Sedimentary Geology, Eagle River Presbyterian Church (president of the board of trustees since 1993).
Married Alice Reding Myers, April 30, 1983. Children: Justine Alice, Nathan Mark.