Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University School Drama, 1963. Student, Bayreuth Festspiel Meisterclasse, 1965.
Student, Columbia University, New York City, 1978.
Creative problem solving, idea design/graphic facilatation and transition manager MG Taylor Corporation, since 1984. With Robert Darling & Associate, Darling Associate Garden Design, since 1991. Former member opera-musical theatre policy panel National Endowment for Arts.
Panelist National Opera Institute, National Institute for Music Theater, OPERA American, 1977-1997.
Member United Scenic Artists, Alliance for New Music Theatre (vice president. founder), Logan Circle Community Association, Chambersburg Ballet Theater (director), Washington Daffodil Society (past president, director Arboretum Committee), American Daffodil Society(board photography chairman, United States National Arboretum (USNA) Daffodil Committee).
Married Ann Farris, August 22, 1970(divorced 1992), life partner, Mary Weldon Semrad.