Student, Washington State University. Student, Portland State University, Oregon. Student, La Salle University, Chicago.
Student, United States Air Force School.
Applied aerospace science design draftsman, junior engineer SEMCO Control Systems, Tigard, Oregon, 1974-1976. Numerical controlled driller, profiler operator Printed circuit board mechanical central manufacturing Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, 1976-1977, schematic draftsman III, technical illustrator manuals department frequency domain instrumentation division, 1977-1978. Product support specialist II Computer-aided Design-The Communications Advertising and Marketing development department Computer Science Center, Aloha, 1978-1980, technical writer III, editor technical communications Beaverton, 1980-1983.
Technical publications manager communications network analyzers division Tektronix, Redmond, Oregon, 1983-1985, engineering services manager, 1985-1989, marketing contracts program manager, 1989-1990. Front desk Grand Canyon (Arizona) National Park Lodges, 1991. Manager Best Western Rama Inn, Redmond, Oregon, 1992.
Technical writer, human interface designer Tektronix, Inc., 1992-1996. Manager engineering services Marus Dental International, 1997-1999, international standards organization safety director Bend, Oregon, 2000—2001. Operations/production REMCO Control Systems, 2002—2003.
Owner, operator Rich Amber Designs, Faith, South Dakota, since 2003. Freelance artist and photographer. Part-time gunsmith; instructor Tektronix Education and Training Center, Portland Communication College, Beaverton.
Loaned executive campaign United Way, 1986-1987. Research police officer City of Bend, Oregon, 1989-1990, instructor firearms safety and personal protection, handgun Range Officer. With United States Air Force, 1967-1973.
Member Friends of Pine Mountain Astronomers (board directors).
Son of Delmer Frank Isakson and Elizabeth Ann (Lambert) Madding: m. Valerie Ann Martin, March 29, 1971 (divorced December 1979). 1 child, Samantha Jane.
Married Terresa Lee Tuttle, May 23, 1986. 1 stepchild, John Paul AnthonyChadwick.