Associate of Applied Science, Marshall University, 1983. Regent's Bachelor, Marshall University, 1987. Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, Marshall University, 1988.
Certified chemical fire fighting, York (South Carolina) Technology College, 1984.
Chemical operator B.A.S.F. Wyandotte, Huntington, 1979-1981. Safety consultant West Virginia Department Labor, Fairmont, 1983-1984. Outside chemical operator Union Carbide Corporation, Charleston, West Virginia, 1984-1985.
Laboratory assistant Microbiology Laboratory Marshall University School Medicine, Huntington, 1986-1988. Life and safety insurance North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1988. Environmental specialist IV, Forsyth County Environmental Affairs Department, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1989-1990.
Compliance safety and health officer United States Department Labor O.S.H.A., Philadelphia, since 1990.
Member American Society Safety Engineers.