Bachelor of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1974.
Partner, Beasley-Finley Construction, Houston, 1974-1976; founder, president, Westfield Woodcraft Inc., Houston, 1976-1978; founder, president, Nacoma Design & Millwork, Inc., Nacogdoches, Texas, 1978-1988; founder, president, Nacogdoches Oil & Gas Inc., since 1987; founder, president, The Californian Restaurant, Inc., Nacogdoches, 1988-1991; owner, Finley Development, Nacogdoches, since 1987. Board directors East Texas Data Systems, Nacogdoches. Member Nacogdoches Board Realtors, 1978-1986.
Co-founder, chairman Nacogdoches Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Charity Rodeo, since 1980, director steering committee. Board directors Nacogdoches Boys and Girls Club, since 1992, vice president (local board directors, regional corporation board directors 1994-1995). Member Leadership Nacogdoches Committee, 1992.
Board directors Deep EAst Texas Boys & Girls Club. Member National Restaurant Association, Texas Society Archaeology, Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce.
Married Patti Peterson Dunn, October 30, 1976 (divorced April 1980). 1 child, Jaime Nicole. Married Donna Kay Sims, April 30, 1983.
Children: Sean Michael, Lindsey Kathryn.