Born and raised in Lehi, UT. Served an LDS mission to Peru in 1964-66 and with Beverly in 2008-2009. Graduated from BYU with a BS in chemistry and from Florida State U. with a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics. Was on the faculty in the BYU Chemistry Department for 30 years. Current interests: Spanish, photography, travel, art, music, chess, and Church service.