I was born in Germany to a career Army officer. We moved to Renton, Washington when Father retired from the service and started working for Boeing. I graduated from Renton High School and continued my education with one year at Washington State University and another year at Manchester College in Connecticut.
In 1976, I started Square Dancing in Springfield, MA. I moved to WA State in 1978 and worked in the wholesale grocery business.
My calling career began in 1979 with a calling class from Bob Wright, Sr. In 1980, I became the caller for the Mavericks, the Issaquahs and the Braves. I was a club caller for clubs in Central Puget Sound Council and Mount Baker Council and called for my own caller-run club, Eastside Plus. I have been the featured caller at over 15 Council Dances over the years and a Staff Caller at Circle 8 Ranch. Calling has taken me to Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Arizona to call between the years 1980 to 2001. At that time, I decided to lay the microphone down due to personal and work issues.
In 2009, I re-entered Square Dancing and Calling after being away for 8 years. I call/teach for the Fidalgo Fogcutters in Mount Vernon, WA Plus. I guest call in many parts of WA and OR. I will calling and working with Callers in Alberta Canada in September 2020 for 4 days Will be featured at the Seaside Sashay, Seaside, OR in 2021.
I am Co-Producer of EDGE Productions with Kevin Thomaier.
I have been a member of CALLERLAB for 39 years and of the Northwest Callers Association for 9 years. Now with MTBCC. Currently on the Mainstream and Plus Committees for Callerlab.
I have 3 children: Christopher, Stephanie and Scott which are the pride of my life. I am now retired and reside in Arlington, WA.