received his undergraduate degree in theatre from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in theatre from Indiana. For over 30 years he was a high school Speech Arts Department Chair and Director of Theatre. He has been recognized as an educator and director by state and national organizations, and he has directed over 100 plays and musicals on the high school, community, college and university levels. Retired since 2001, he now acts, directs and teaches in many local venues University.