Bachelor of Science in General and Natural Sciences, University Charleston, 1971. Postgraduate, Marshall University, 1979.
Playground director, Charleston (West Virginia) Parks and Recreation, 1967-1971; teacher, Kanawha Company Schools, Charleston, 1971-1977; teacher, Houston Indiana School District, 1981-1983; owner Gemini Trucking Company, D & R Coal Company, Huntington, 1977-1979. nicotine analyzer, Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Lexington, Kentucky, 1979-1980; self employed writer, South Point, Ohio., 1983-1984; pathology clerk, St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, 1985-1989; residential counselor, Bluegrass Association Retarded Citizens, Lexington, 1991-1992; substitute teacher, Fayette County Schools, Lexington, 1992; writer, self-emp., Morristown, Tennessee, since 1992.
Member of executive board Sierra Club, 1986. Team leader God's Pantry, Lexington, 1988. Member of advisory board Raven Run Friends, Lexington, 1988.
Reading andprinting poet Working Class Kitchen, Lexington, 1988-1989. Member Poetry Society American, West Virginia Writers Club, Chi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi.