Bachelor of Business Administration, University Montana, 1975.
Staff appraiser Wilcox and Associates, Missoula, Montana, 1975-1976, Wells Fargo Bank, San Leandro, California, 1977, R.D. Kembel and Associates, Missoula, 1977-1980. Owner, manager Hall Agency, 1981-1982, Hall-Widdoss & Company, Missoula, since 1986.
Chairman finance committee Christ the King Church, Missoula, 1986-1989. With United States Army, 1971-1973. Member American Institute Real Estate Appraisers (chairman admissions Rocky Mountain chapter 1983-1985, president 1987-1989, Northwest regional committee 1987-1989, government councillor since 1989), Urban Land Institute (associate), National Association Realtors, Missoula Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis (board directors Sentinel club 1987-1990).
Son of Gregory McLaren and Rita Irene (Schnieder) h. Married Sheila Kay Stephens, August 6, 1976. Children: Matthew Steven, Abigail Leigh, Jared Patrick, Caitlin Mary.