Born in 1948 in Elk City, Oklahoma USA Resided in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from 1956 -1970. BMED degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Music Educator from 1970 - 1985. Currently Married to Renee LaPlante, 2 children, 3 grandchildren. Current occupation: Retired Insurance Agent … full time composer Living in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403.