About me


Imagine that time has stopped at the perfect moment and place – that’s the breathtaking Mendocino / Sonoma coast of northern California


Roswell supervising
Roswell and papa at work

LivingĀ inĀ paradise

We moved to Gualala, CA on the south coast of Mendocino County in 2008, semi-retired in 2010, still working but at a slower pace and doing more volunteer activities in the local community. We live within ear-shot of the crashing surf.

I share the household with DeAnn (spouse) and two Yorkies — Crissy and Roswell; Roswell is MY dog; Crissy is inseparable from DeAnn.

A brief vitae

1946 – 1964

Growing up in Edinburg, IL – a very small farm town

1964 – 1968

Millikin University, Decatur, IL – music education major

1968 – 1969

University of Wisconsin, Madison – masters in music history

1969 – 1971

5th U. S. Army Band – Ft. Sheridan, IL

1971 – 1975

University of Wisconsin, Madison – doctoral work in musicology

Fulbright-Hayes scholar in Vienna, Austria – 1971 – 1972

1975 – 1985

Holy Name Seminary, Madison, WI – teacher of German and music

Principal organist – Queen of Peace

1985 – 1992

J. I. Case High School, Racine, WI – assistant principal

1992 – 2002

West High School, Madison, WI – assistant principal

Final two years as principal of alternative education – Brearly Street Alternatives

2002 – 2010

Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA – Instructional Vice Principal

2010 – present

Semi-retired, but still working as Clerk/Recorder at The Sea Ranch Association

Member of Gualala Arts Center Board of Directors; member of GAC Chamber Music Committee

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *