I attended Michigan State University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in Anthropology and Art History. In 1968 I published a technical paper, "Doric Temple Proportions" in the American Journal of Archaeology. As a graduate student, I did archaeological field work and museum display design for the Mackinac Island State Park, as well as desply work for private museums. After graduating, I moved to Colorado in 1981 where I continued to work as an archaeologist in the Western United States before entering the corporate world as a computer programmer and senior test engineer.
Today, I live with my wife, Jane, and our three kids (Elliot, Anderson, and Elizabeth) in Lone Tree, Colorado.