I attended University of Northern Iowa from 1967-1969. In 1973 I graduated from Illinois College of Optometry with distinction of Cum Laude. I then served as an Officer from 1973-1975 in the Public Health System Department in New Orleans. In 1976, I joined the practice of Optometric Associates where I have practiced until the present. When not working, I enjoy fishing and spending time at my cabin at Lake McBride. I am an active member of the Optimist Organization and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids where I sing in the choir.