Graduate, Army Message Clerk School, Camp Gordon, Georgia, 1951.
Tree climber, Bartlett Tree Expert Company, Washington, 1949-1950; tree climber, R.E. Tillgren Tree Company, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1953-1955; tree climber, International Paper Company, Mattawamkeag, Maine., 1955-1959; tree climber, Great Northern Paper Company, East Millinocket, Maine., 1959-1962; with, Great Northern Paper Company, East Millinocket, Maine., 1958-1962; tree climber, Hartney Tree Company, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1962-1964; tree climber, Town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1964-1969; tree climber, foreman, Davey Tree Expert Company, Las Vegas, 1969-1970; tree climber, foreman, Maltby Tree Company, Stoughton, Massachusetts, 1970-1979; tree lift operator, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, Brockton, 1979-1993; freelance writer, since 1984. Development training and safety manual for entry-level jobs in field. Consultant unites states department Labor.
Corporal United States Army, 1951-1953.
Married Anne Elizabeth Prout. Children: Andrew W., Cynthia A. Married Lorraine Gillespie, June 18, 1983.