He was born in 1940 in Ohio. His dream was to be a major league baseball player which he never accomplished but he has kept his links to the game by researching it and has written, produced and performed a history of baseball set to music and narrative.
He has written five books on educational leadership and speaks nationally on total quality management, administration, curriculum and staff development. He holds a Doctoral Degree in Education. He is a prolific songwriter and has had several country chart records.