Bachelor of Science in Urban and Reg. Studies, Mankato (Minnesota) State University, 1977. Master of Arts in Urban and regional Studies, Mankato (Minnesota) State University, 1978.
Planner, Mankato Township, 1976-1978; planner, Western Uttar Pradesh Planning Reg., Houghton, Michigan, 1978-1979; community development director, City of Ironwood, Michigan, 1979-1984; planning division manager, Uttar Pradesh Engineers & Architects, Marquette, Michigan, since 1984.
Vice president Winter Cities Association, Canada, 1992-1997. Member American Institute Certified Planners, Winter Cities Association (president since 1998), Lions (president 1992).
Married Debra Jane Pederson, May 24, 1974 (divorced April 1993). Children: Mollie L., Daniel P. Married Jo Anna Lorichon, December 23, 1995.