- BSc Honors, Astronautics & Aeronautics, 1977, University of Southampton, UK.
- Certified Raptor Bander (N. A. Banding Council), 2008
- Master Birder (Seattle Audubon), 2000
- 1977 – 1993 aeronautical engineer – British Aircraft Corp., Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Gulfstream, Rockwell
- 1995 – 2006 computer systems support at The Nature Conservancy
- Private pilot license
- President of Five Valleys Audubon
- Member of Missoula Consolidated Planning Board