Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Moravian College, 1989. Associate in Science in Emergency Management, Clackamas Community College, 2001.
Captain, chemical officer United States Army, Anniston, Germany, 1989—1997. Support services American Protective Services, Corvallis, 1997—1999. Emergency manager Benton County, since 1999.
Member of Benton County Search and Rescue (mission coordinator, leader since 1999), Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol.