Bachelor, Drake University, 1970. Master of Education, Auburn University, 1973.
Freelance musician, Des Moines, 1954-1962; owner, manager, Henkel Music Studio, Des Moines, 1960-1962; instructor music, co-director, Elmer Conservatory, Milwaukee, 1962-1965; rehabilitation supervisor, State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1974-1981; disability investigator and vocational specialist, Social Security Administration, Des Moines, 1981-1987. Special assistant to the United States Senator Henry Jackson, 1975. Real estate developer, Polk City, Iowa, 1977-1985.
Member National Rehabilitation Association (president Iowa vocational evaluation division 1977), Center Iowa United Professionals (president 1984-1985), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Beverly Grace Joy, June 18, 1960. Children: Daniel Greyson, Stephen Christopher, Nathan Zachary, Philip Alexander.