Bachelor summa cum laude, University Puget Sound, 1979. Master of Public Administration, Juris Doctor with honors, University Washington, 1983.
Staff counsel, Washington State Legislature, Olympia, 1983-1985;
administrator, special assistant to chairman, senior policy specialist, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Olympia, 1985-1992;
assistant to director legislation and intergovernmental affairs, Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, since 1992. President Serious Fun Corporation, Olympia, 1990-1993. Member telecommuting steering committee Washington State Energy Office, Olympia, 1990-1992.
Staff subcommittee National Association Regional Utilities Commission, Washington, 1991-1992. Presenter at professional conferences. Teacher course on legislation process Evergreen State College, 1991.
Board directors Olympia Food Cooperative, 1984-1985. Board directors Unity of Olympia, since 1993. Member Stars Development Committee, Olympia, since 1991.
Member Washington State Bar Association, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Deborah Ann Vincent, June 21, 1980. Children: Daniel, Matthew.