Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1958; Master of Arts in English and Education, Syracuse University, 1961; postgraduate, State University of New York, 1965, 66.
English teacher, Mexico (New York) Academy, 1958-1960;
director, Reading, Edition and Development, Fulton, New York, 1960-1964;
program assistant, Syracuse University, 1964-1965;
assistant professor, Edinboro (Pennsylvania) College, 1965-1967;
assistant professor, State University of New York, Oneonta, New York, 1967-1970;
freelance writer, Mount Vision, New York, 1967-1971;
novice monk, Foundation American Yoga, Bovina, New York, 1972-1975;
freelance writer, West Oneonta, New York, 1975-1978;
editor, public, Homesteaders News, Addison, Naples, New York, 1978-1988;
writer, editor, public, Lee Publs., Sedona, Arizona, since 1988;
also board directors, Lee Publs., Sedona. Chief executive Arizona Writers Network, since 1990. Founder, president HomesteadersAssn., since 1978.
Conference organizer Homesteaders News, 1978-1988.
Vice president Southern Tier Bluegrass Association, 1977-1978. President Center New York Committee of 100, 1962-1964. Member Concerned Arizonans for Animal Rights, 1988-1990.
With United States Air Force, 1947-1954, Korea. Member Arizona Authors' Association, Arizona Writers Network, Arizona Bluegrass Association.
Married Lillian Mae Pettitt, August 1961 (divorced). Children: Henry David, Russell Bertrand.