Associate of Arts in Fire Science, San Diego Junior College, 1970. Bachelor in Management, Redlands University, 1985.
Recreation leader, San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, 1955-1958; postal carrier, United States Postal Service, San Diego, 1958-1959; fire fighter, San Diego Fire Department, 1959-1967; fire engineer, San Diego Fire Department, 1967-1971; fire captain, San Diego Fire Department, 1971-1976; fire battalion chief, San Diego Fire Department, 1976-1979; fire chief, Inglewood (California) Fire Department, 1979-1984; fire chief, San Jose (California) Fire Department, since 1985.
Served to Second lieutenant California National Guard, 1960-1965. Member California Metropolitan Fire Chiefs (chairman since 1987), International Association Black Firefighters (regional director 1974-1977), Brothers United (president 1972-1975).
Married Clydette Deloris Mullen, April 11, 1961. Children: Daryl Lawrence, Gayle Lorraine.