I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and after high school, hammered out a living in construction trades to support a wife and sons. I pastored a church in Northern California, took courses at Shasta College, and worked on the editing staff of a local newsmagazine before moving to Anchorage, Alaska. At The Anchorage Times newspaper, I worked as a floor editor and wrote a bi-weekly column before leaving The Times to create an Alaska historical theme park.
For over a decade my family served an international clientele, introducing visitors to Alaska history and folklore via photo essays, frontier museum, sled dog excursions, and educational tours for schools and organizations. I have been living the Alaska dream for more than 30 years. Married for 44 years, I have served on the board at King’s Way Ministry Center and Eagle River Christian School, near Anchorage.
I have written dozens of biographies for books produced by Good Catch Publishing, Good Book Publishing, and Books Behind Bars. I interview and write for storytellers across the U.S. and overseas. My published books include the titles: Solo Rising, My Journey from Terror to Triumph (the life story of Chief Master Sergeant Katherine Cooper, USAF); Furrow In the Clouds, the Story of Young Thomas Easterling, Farm Boy, Fighter Pilot, Prisoner of War; The Best Is Yet To Come (The life story of Martin Seppala, God’s millionaire construction man); and Rangers in the Gap: Act with Courage, Never Give Up (the story of the Free Burma Rangers).God’s millionaire construction man)
Through interviews and in-depth historical research, I shape stories from each storyteller’s unique struggles and triumphs. I write with the insights of an editor, businessman, outdoorsman, husband, father, and grandfather. My work has also been featured by Alaska Correctional Ministries.
As for my own life story and convictions, my compass is set toward Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.