Born in Mountain Grove, Missouri in 1932. Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, retired in 1973. Civilian career in business, higher education, and prevention of child abuse. From 2007 to the present, serves as a Board Member on the Sierra Vista Unified School District. Established the Education Foundation of Sierra Vista, which helps the School District support and maintain their educational programs. Provides computers to schools and awards scholarships to students. Established educational programs to reduce the number of child abuse cases in Sierra Vista. From 1994 to 2009, served as Coordinator for The Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, organizing special events to raise funds. An active leader in Cochise Chapter 107, Air Force Association, he continues to work for the betterment of students, teachers, and schools.