Bachelor in Mass Communication, University Denver, 1957.
Film editor/director Station KBTV, Channel 9, Denver, 1965-1967. Writer Ranck-Freiberger Advertising, 1967-1969. Writer, public coordinator Public Service Company of Colorado, 1970-1975.
Writer Campbell-Mithune Advertising, 1973. Chief writer Public Service Company of Colorado, 1973-1975. Assistant ad manager American National Bank, 1975-1976.
Creative supervisor Frye-Sills Advertising, 1976-1977. Creative director Marketplace Consultants, 1977-1978. President Talley Creative Services, 1978-1998.
Executive director Methods of Moderation and Abstinence. Writer awards show Advertising Federation Denver, 1979, legislation committee, 1978.
Board directors Writer's Roundtable, Denver, 1975-1977, Colorado chapter American Atheists, Denver, 1980-1988, International Association Secular Recovery Organization, Florida, 1990. Founder Turning Points in Sobriety, Denver, 1980, Methods of Moderation and Abstinence, Denver, 1981. Member Methods of Moderation & Abstinence (board directors 1981-1998, certified 1987), International Association Secular Sobriety Groups (board directors), American Atheists.
Married Norma Jean Payne, March 12, 1957 (divorced August 1972). Children: David Wayne, Sandra Lynn, Jeffrey William.