Born in Mineola, New York, USA on 19 May 1938.
Education: BA – Princeton University in Mathematics, 1960.
Ph. D. – University of Pennsylvania in Mathematical Psychology, 1964.
Profession: Educator. Faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington for 26 years. Am now retired.
Member, US SAILING Racing Rules Committee for over 20 years. Chairman of the committee for 12 years.
Member, International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules Committee for over 10 years.
Member, ISAF Racing Rules Committee Working Party for last 12 years.
Chairman, ISAF Case Book Working Party for last 8 years.
US Sailing Senior Judge.
Columnist, Sailing World, writing monthly Rules column for what seems like forever.
Member, Pacific International Yachting Association Appeals Committee.
Rules advisor to US Olympic Teams in Los Angeles, Pusan and Barcelona.
Have raced for over 50 years, mostly in dinghies, including International 14s, Lasers, Snipes, Lightnings, Penguins and mostly recently a Laser 28. Various championships won include International 14 World Team Racing Championship, Frostbite Championship of Long Island Sound, runner-up National Intercollegiate Sailing Championship.
Past President, Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association.Past President, North American Laser Class.