Born in Birmingham, Alabama. Grrew up in Charleston, South Carolina. Graduated from Porter Military Academy. Later earned both BS and MS degrees in Engineering from UNiversity of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Spent two years in the US Army as a lieutenant. Spent 13 months as company officer with the 82nd Ordnance Co. Seoul, Korea. Later Earned Ph.D. from University of Southern California. Spent 3 years as Design Engineer with McDonnell Douglas Space Corp. Designed interstage for DSV3E Launch VEhicle. Teaching Stints at Murray State College, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Technology Center, University of Albuquerque. Live in rura northeastern OKlahoma. Currently Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics at Vatterott College, Tulsa, OKlahoma.