Bachelor, Illinois State University, Normal, 1957. Master of Arts, University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1961.
Teacher, Chatsworth, Illinois, 1956—1959, Windsor, Colorado, 1959—1960, Fort Collins, 1960—1991. Adjunct professor Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus, 1992—1997. Member District 53 Colorado House of Representatives, Denver, 1997—2002.
Member District 14 Colorado State Senate, since 2004.
Member Poudre School District Board Education, since 1991. Member Communities in Schools (board directors since 1995).
Married Bev; 1 child: Beth.