Bachelor of Science in General Business, Colorado State University, 1964. Master of Science in Economics, Colorado State University, 1968.
President Foster Tire Center, Inc., Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1968—1975. Owner Foster Valuation Company, Greeley, Colorado, since 1976. Served to captain United States Army, 1965-1967.
Member of American Society Real Estate Appraisers, American Institute Real Estate Appraisers (director Colorado chapter 22, national chairman rural property committee division course administration), Weld County Ducks Unlimited Club (past chairman committee), Rotary Club.
Married Carolyn Burns, June 18, 1966. Children: Valerie Ann, Courtney Burns.