Born and raised in Lehi, UT. Served an LDS mission to Peru in 1964-66. Beverly and I served a mission to Peru in 2008-2009 and to Spain in 2012-13.. Graduated from BYU with a BS in chemistry and from Florida State U. with a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics. Did post-doctoral work at Cornell University. Was on the faculty in the BYU Chemistry Department for 30 years. Current interests: Spanish, photography, travel, art, music, fitness, nutrition, and Church service.