Born Buffalo, NY, February 15, 1950; married; 1 child. Graduate Williamsville Central H.S. 1968; A.A.S. construction management, Erie Community College 1975; B.S. industrial engineering State University College of NY at Buffalo 1977. Full-time legislator. Former director of facilities management at Modine Manufacturing Company, and adjunct instructor at Gateway Technical College. Vietnam veteran, served in U.S. Air Force 1968-72. Member: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 767; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10301. Former member: Kiwanis; Racine Area Veterans Inc. (pres.); St. Catherine H.S. (bd. mbr.); Salvation Army (advisory bd.). Caledonia Utility District Commission 2011-13. Caledonia Village Trustee 2010-13.
Elected to Assembly 2012; reelected 2014.