Bachelor in Anthropology, University Colorado, Boulder, 1979. Master of Arts in Museum Studies, University Arizona, Tucson, 1981.
Exhibits, graphics supervisor Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, 1981—1992. Public information specialist Tucson Water, 1992—1995, public information officer, since 1995.
Elder Christ Community Church, Tucson, since 2007, choir president, since 1986. Member of Arizona Water Pollution & Control Association, Association Municipal Water Agencies, Water Environment Foundation, Water Research Foundation (project advisor since 2006), American Water Works Association (Public Communications Achievement award 2001), Greater Tucson Leadership (board directors 2002-2008).
Married Lillian Haegeland Basefsky, August 9, 1986.