He was born in Tarkio, Missouri, on April 14, 1923.
He was educated in schools in California, and served with the Navy on the aircraft carrier Intrepid from 1943-1945. On returning
home he obtained a commercial pilots license with a flight instructors rating. He joined the San Bernardino California Police
Department in 1955 and retired in 1980. Following retirement he earned a lifetime California Community College teaching credential
in police science.
A police investigation led him to several years of
study with a master hypnotist, and he was one of the first to use this science in police service. He has lectured on hypnosis,
regression therapy, and other mind dynamics at schools, colleges, service clubs and private organizations, and has appeared
several times on television. In 1996 the National Guild of Hypnotists honored him with the Ormond McGill award for presenter
of the year and is Board Certified. In 2003, the International Hypnosis Federation presented him with an Award of Excellence.
In 2006, they presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was selected to assist in the Parks Research and
Education Project from 1977 through 1980. This research explored the use of hypnosis in documented medical problems that were
not responding to orthodox medical procedures. From this research he developed a method of exploring the origin, cause, and
the solution of any physical, emotional or spiritual deficiency in a matter of minutes.
His memberships include: The International Hypnosis
Federation, The National Guild of Hypnotists, The American Council of Hypnotists Examiners, International Society for Investigative
and Forensic Hypnosis, and The Holistic Health Speakers Bureau Canada. He is a charter life member of the International Association
for Past-Life Research and Therapies Inc.