I initially attended Kent State University and majored in fine art, winning several University sponsored shows including Life Drawing and oil painting. I have since exhibited throughout the U.S. and many of my works hand in corporate or private collections.
I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 serving four years active duty as a navigation specialist. After my Honorable Discharge, I returned to Kent State University and continued my art training. After a year, I attended Michigan State University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in Anthropology and Art History. During those years, I participated in several Michigan archaeological excavations, attaining the status as Crew Chief my final three years. I was also hired by both the Sate of Michigan and Michigan State University to do museum displays and illustrations for their publications. As a graduate student, I continued to do museum displays for the Mackinac Island State Park and private museum which were featured in magazine and newspaper articles, plus shown on Detroit's PM Magazine TV show. Additionally, I continued with illustrations for university publications throughout the U.S.
I eventually moved to Colorado where I pursued a position as contract archaeologist conduction Cultural Resource Management surveys within the 14 western states. During that time, I wrote a guide to Great Basin and Northern Plains projectile points. Afterward, I entered the corporate world as a computer programmer and senior test engineer.
In 1986, I presented a paper to the Archaeological Institute of America, "Doric Temple Proportions", the abstract published an the American Journal of Archaeology. I am an active speaker for private and civic organizations, giving talks on archaeology and mythology.
Today, I live with my wife, Jane, and our three kids (Elliot, Anderson, and Elizabeth) in Lone Tree, Colorado. I currently spend much of my time as a watercolor artist. My paintings have been shown in galleries and online competitions where I have won or placed as a finalist in several international shows.